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Re: Moving away from plain-text passwords in the server-side passwd file

From: Eric Gillespie <epg_at_pretzelnet.org>
Date: Wed, 21 May 2008 09:12:51 -0700

"Mark Phippard" <markphip_at_gmail.com> writes:

> The reality is that you do not have to spend very long really trying
> to use Cyrus SASL to see that it is pretty half-assed. In particular
> its support for Windows is virtually non-existent.

The former does not follow from the latter.

> So while I think we have done the right thing in not inventing our own
> security, I am not sure that SASL is really the answer either.

And what is?

Cyrus SASL is a good answer, and those who seek Windows support
should step up and provide it. From what I've seen poking inside
Cyrus SASL, it's not heinously Unix-specific; I think it just
lacks testing and maintenance on Windows.

Eric Gillespie <*> epg_at_pretzelnet.org
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