How unstable is cvs HEAD?

Simon Matter simon.matter at
Fri Feb 6 07:58:22 EST 2004

> Hello,
> I'd like to use LDAP as an authentication backend[1], and I'd like to use
> LDAP to define which groups people are in, in order to make shared folder
> permission handling somewhat manageable. (As I see it, without that, you
> manually have to mention each and every user which is to have access to a
> shared folder.)
> I have the impression that LDAP support in CVS HEAD is better (e.g.
> compiles) than the LDAP support in the latest Cyrus release.
> --with-auth=pts --with-ldap=/usr --with-pts=ldap

I have similar questions and I'm wondering how other people are managing
mostly shared folders in bigger environments.
I'm using authentication against LDAP via either <cyrus-imapd -> saslauthd
-> pam_ldap> or <cyrus-imapd -> saslauthd -> ldap>. What would be nice is
if I could now use LDAP to manage shared folder access but without
changing authentication. I've tried using nss_ldap to do this and it works
but it's not the best solution. Did I miss something here?


> Now, the big question: How unstable is CVS HEAD? - I know that it
> shouldn't be used in production, etc., but sometimes a CVS HEAD version of
> a piece of software is better than a released version plus a bunch of
> patches.
> Note 1:
> By this, I mean
> --with-auth=pts --with-ldap=/usr --with-pts=ldap in configure-terms.
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