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22 Apr 2002 13:40 bleedingdark

Just what the doctor ordered
Last week I sealed up a gaping open relay hole in our mail server, but naturally sendmail was denying SMTP to roaming users. I spent all weekend thinking "Gee, why doesn't someone just write a script that parses the mail log, extracts POP3 validated IP address and appends them to the /etc/mail/access file?" Then someone said, "go to Freshmeat. I bet it's been done already." Well, lo and behold, it has, and quite well I might add. Everything worked as promised with only very minor editing required to reflect the differences in my filesystems.


Thanks to POPauthd, I can sleep at night again. Highly recommended.

13 Dec 2001 17:30 jsherman

POPauthd
This program works well and fills a real need for POP3
users and ISP who need to offer relay sending for their POP
mail clients.

I'm using it with Slackware Linux (kernel 2.2.6) and sendmail
version 8.9.3.

I had to devise a work-around because sendmail ignores its
own access database, but that was relatively easy to do.

07 Jul 2001 14:19 michelle47

Re: Very good, but it will face out...
It's fine if POPauthd is eventually rendered obsolete by SMTP AUTH. On the other hand, I've been getting a lot of feedback from users that are confused by SMTP AUTH, who comment that it seems unnecessarily complicated to set up, and who prefer the simplicity of POPauthd. Users also seem to like the convenience of looking in access.info to see login information - who's logged in, when, and from where. I say if you prefer SMTP AUTH, you should use it.

07 Jul 2001 08:31 unixman

Re: Very good, but it will face out...

> Face it, predictions about phasing out
> POPauthd are premature. Since it's so
> much easier to set up and use, many are
> still opting for POPauthd over
> Sendmail's SMTP AUTH feature.

Who said it is so much easier to setup that SMTP AUTH? Have you ever used it? Two lines change on the .mc file, recreate the sendmail.cf with m4, reload sendmail. What was the difficult part about?


Sorry Michelle, POPauthd will phase out. It is not longer needed.

05 Jul 2001 17:39 michelle47

Re: Very good, but it will face out...

> I used this program and it is very good.
> I said it will face out because the new
> sendmail versions has authentication
> built out of the box, so this will not
> longer be needed.


Face it, predictions about phasing out POPauthd are premature. Since it's so much easier to set up and use, many are still opting for POPauthd over Sendmail's SMTP AUTH feature.

05 Jul 2001 11:49 unixman

Very good, but it will face out...
I used this program and it is very good. I said it will face out because the new sendmail versions has authentication built out of the box, so this will not longer be needed.

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