Plain text password between frontend and backend

Ramya Krishnan ramya_krishnan at
Thu Dec 15 05:31:57 EST 2005

Michael Loftis wrote:

> -nodes IIRC
> --On December 15, 2005 12:43:53 PM +0530 Ramya Krishnan 
> <ramya_krishnan at> wrote:
>> Ken Murchison wrote:
>> Because the frontends proxy as the user to the backend, the IMAP LOGIN
>> command can not be used.  The only plaintext SASL mechanism that can be
>> used is PLAIN, but you can't use it unless protected by TLS.  Looking at
>> the CAPABILITY output above, it doesn't look like you've configured TLS.
>> You might also be able to fake this by running imapd on the backends 
>> with
>> the '-p 2' option.
>> 1. I have 2 backend servers and one proxy-cum/mupdate server. The
>> password comes as clear text over the network (unsafe) to proxy. Then I
>> am forced to use TLS between the backend and frontend servers... This
>> network is safe and i dun want the overhead of ssl... Is there a way to
>> overcome this
Do I have to use TLS for communication between the front-end and backend 

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