Re: SMTP-AUTH *without* SASL/PAM?
- Barney Desmond wrote:
> 2009/10/30 Seth Mattinen <sethm@...>:Well sure, but my point was that Dovecot auth doesn't have the normal
>> Keith Palmer wrote:
>>> OK, thanks... but that doesn't answer my question.
>>>>> Is it possible to configure Postfix for SMTP-AUTH *without* using
>>> I'd like to *not run SASL at all* rather than have it do the lookups.
>> Use the dovecot auth method. In spite of the name in the docs, no SASL
>> is involved whatsoever. I run dovecot on a few servers with all the
>> pop3/imap parts disabled just for auth.
> Uh, it *is* still SASL, unless I've misunderstood that.
> To clarify: there is no way to avoid using SASL. SASL is the protocol
> that Postfix uses to ask Someone Else for authentication. Postfix
> supports no other authentication mechanisms. (the fact that the only
> SASL backends in existence (basically) are POP/IMAP servers is what
> usually confuses people).
> If you have no particular requirements or existing configuration,
> installing Dovecot and using it as your SASL backend is the easiest
> way to go.
hassle of cyrus sasl so one shouldn't think of it as the same potential