ken at oceana.com
Tue Sep 28 15:18:43 EDT 2004
Derrick J Brashear wrote:
> I guess you assume then that imapd is setuid, otherwise, how is a user
> expected to run it and have access to the mail store? that's fine, i
> just want to know your expectations up front are in line with reality
Correct. I stated as such in my post.
> On Tue, 28 Sep 2004, Ken Murchison wrote:
>> Christiaan den Besten wrote:
>>>> Cyrus doesn't support running imapd from the command line. All
>>>> process are spawned from the master process.
>>>> What type of application requires you to run imapd from the command
>>>> line? I *might* be able to add a command line switch which allows
>>>> you to do this if its of general use.
>>> We have aprox 300 users who have shell access on the same machine as
>>> where the cyrus process runs. It would be -very- nice if they
>>> wouldn't have to enter their username/password whenever they run Pine.
>>> Pine supports pre-start commands: "ssh-command=/usr/sbin/imapd" is
>>> what we now use with uw-imapd. They can then access their mail folder
>>> without having to authenticate themselves.
>> Attached is a quick proof-of-concept patch against the current CVS
>> (2.2.x) which allows the services to be run outside of master and
>> implements PREAUTH for imapd and allows EXTERNAL to be used for pop3d
>> and nntpd. In order for the services to be run from the command line,
>> they MUST be setuid 'cyrus'.
>> If people find this useful (I still think this is questionable), I can
>> clean it up and commit it to CVS. I don't know whether the methods
>> I'm using to detect that the process is running outside of master and
>> that the client is connected on stdio are foolproof, but they were
>> quick to implement without too much thought (and didn't require a new
>> command line option).
>> Kenneth Murchison Oceana Matrix Ltd.
>> Software Engineer 21 Princeton Place
>> 716-662-8973 x26 Orchard Park, NY 14127
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Kenneth Murchison Oceana Matrix Ltd.
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