Using memcached for authentication

Ram ram at
Wed Jul 9 05:36:16 EDT 2014

On 07/09/2014 02:49 PM, Willy Offermans wrote:
> Hello Ram and Cyrus-imap friends,
> On Wed, Jul 09, 2014 at 01:32:50PM +0530, Ram wrote:
>> Currently I use pam  with pam_mysql for authenticating cyrus accounts
>> But I frequently run into the issue of mysql connections exceeding limit.
>> Can  I simply use something like Memcached or Redis to authenticate users
> You could also simply increase the connections limit in MySQL.
I did .. I have now set it to unreasonable  limits.
But I think that is not a good idea anyway.

Most of these these webmail products they really jam the  imap servers 
with too many authentication requests
I run cyrus-sasl with caching on  but still see too many connections 
going to mysql servers  , when actually they are not needed at all

> I cannot
> get to my notes at the moment, but I'm pretty sure that you find the needed
> info somewhere on the net. duckduckgo is your friend as long as Google is
> tracking your interests.

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