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Re: [suse-security] postfix/imap/cyrus-sasl and Pam backend
  • From: Andreas Winkelmann <ml@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 11 Mar 2004 18:00:14 +0100
  • Message-id: <200403111800.14302.ml@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Am Donnerstag, 11. März 2004 17:03 schrieb Stephan Holl:

> > Many thanks to Andreas Winkelmann who walked me through many
> > possibilities (was off-list) - I would have stopped far earlier.
> >
> > Hope that helps. But beware, you DONT WANT TO HAVE /etc/shadow o+r !
> >
> > Moving postfix/smtpd into the shadow group may solve the problem
> > better but is another security risk by itself. The page above however
> > presents another alternative (pwcheck) so not all is lost. At least,
> > one mystery is solved.
>
> Jumping in here I would like to know how the pwcheck-method works... My
> suse 8.1 does not provide such a daemon, (or I did not search hard
> enough :-))
>
> If anybody at this list did a successful setup with postfix / pwcheck on
> suse8.1 could give me a hint ?!

"pwcheck" is another daemon. But it is not included in Suse-8.1. If you really
want to use it, you have to build sasl at yourself. Or the best install a
actual version (2.1.18 is out) and use saslauthd if you want to use pam.

--
Andreas


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