Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 64032
mailcheck appled does not support gssapi for authentication
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:42:17 EDT
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Description of problem:
gssapi is a generic API that is used e.g. for passing kerberos tickets
without giving passwords over and over again or - even worse - storing
them in the home dir.
This is supported by the imap server as well as pine, fetchmail etc.
The mailcheck applet requires the passing of passwords nevertheless.
This foils the efforts put in a kerberized setup.
An enhancemant could be done in 2 ways:
a) implement gssapi support in the mailcheck applet
b) give a possibility to provide a command on whose exit code
mailcheck decides wether new mail arrived or not
(this alternative is much simpler, I suppose).
In the second case, fetchmail -c -m gssapi could be used as
command to run.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
Request for enhancement. No need to reproduce.
Most likely to get results upstream at http://bugzilla.gnome.org/
Changing to MoveUpstream keyword instead of GnomeUpstream tracking bug.
sorry about the spam.