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Re: SMTP-AUTH *without* SASL/PAM?

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  • Seth Mattinen
    ... Well sure, but my point was that Dovecot auth doesn t have the normal hassle of cyrus sasl so one shouldn t think of it as the same potential evil. ~Seth
    Message 1 of 8 , Oct 30, 2009
      Barney Desmond wrote:
      > 2009/10/30 Seth Mattinen <sethm@...>:
      >> Keith Palmer wrote:
      >>> OK, thanks... but that doesn't answer my question.
      >>>
      >>>>> Is it possible to configure Postfix for SMTP-AUTH *without* using
      >>>>> SASL/PAM?
      >>> 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.


      Well sure, but my point was that Dovecot auth doesn't have the normal
      hassle of cyrus sasl so one shouldn't think of it as the same potential
      evil.

      ~Seth
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