[Dovecot] LDAP configuration

Giacomo Cariello jwk at bug.it
Wed Feb 18 08:23:14 EET 2004

At 23.03 17/02/2004, you wrote:
>On Tue, Feb 17, 2004 at 09:05:20PM +0100, Giacomo Cariello wrote:
> > I've just installed dovecot to replace courier-imap and I've found out it
> > didn't support some of the typical LDAP userPassword schemes, so I've
> > written some based on OpenSSL API. Furthermore I noticed that the MD5 one
> > seems broken. If it isn't a requirement to ship its own implementation 
> of a
> > crypto algorithm, I would send in a patch to replace schema checks with
> > those based on libcrypto.
>Any overlap with the LDAP MD5/SMD5 handler at
>http://www.roughtrade.net/dovecot/ ?

Whoops. This url deserves to make it to the Wiki ;-)
Well, I worked primarily on SHA / SSHA, so no, it's not an overlap, however 
I suppose it would be cool to import that MD5 handler.

>Personally I prefer that Dovecot does its own crypto.  I like Timo's
>buffer libraries, and using external libs would weaken that; you
>might as well go use Cyrus SASL.

IMHO, cyrus SASL sucks for what regards "code quality", so it'd be even 
worse than using OpenSSL API.

Giacomo Cariello, jwk at bug.it

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