Changing the IMAP server's banner -- does one still need to patch the source?

Ralph Seichter cyrus-ml at
Thu Jun 16 17:01:22 EDT 2005

Alexander Dalloz wrote:

> Sorry, but that is nonsense, with other words well known as
> "security by obscurity" and thus simpy useless.

Sorry, but you are wrong, and I did not ask for a rash comment on
the "why" or "if" of revealing only the minimum information required
by RFC standards, but just how to do it in the most sensible way.
Would you now like to answer the question or rather sermonise some
more? ;-)

Mit freundlichen Grüßen / Sincerely
Dipl. Inform. Ralph Seichter

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