[Dovecot] Authentication a la Postfix's Mynetworks

Charles Marcus CMarcus at Media-Brokers.com
Fri Nov 5 14:27:30 EET 2010

On 2010-11-04 7:28 PM, Marcus Rueckert wrote:
> On 2010-11-04 15:57:31 -0700, Asai wrote:
>> Is it possible to automatically authenticate Dovecot users using
>> the same type of mechanism which makes Postfix able to simply check
>> SMTP users using the  mynetworks variable?
>> Basically I would like to be able to authenticate users on my
>> designated networks automatically, and require a password for those
>> outside this network.
>> Is this possible?

> this doesnt make any sense.
> how would you know what the inbox is for the user if he didnt provide a
> username?

Well, he only said require a *password* - presumably he means still
require a valid username but skip the password check for clients in the
mynetworks subnet... which, imo, is a really, really bad idea security
wise, so I won't even try to help with an answer...


Best regards,


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