Bug 64032 - mailcheck appled does not support gssapi for authentication
mailcheck appled does not support gssapi for authentication
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: gnome-core (Show other bugs)
i686 Linux
medium Severity medium
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Assigned To: Havoc Pennington
Aaron Brown
: FutureFeature, MoveUpstream
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Blocks: GnomeUpstream
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Reported: 2002-04-24 03:26 EDT by schulz
Modified: 2007-04-18 12:42 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2002-12-13 21:38:48 EST
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Description schulz 2002-04-24 03:26:43 EDT
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User-Agent: Mozilla/4.78 [en] (X11; U; Linux 2.4.2-2smp i686; Nav)

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. 

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Request for enhancement. No need to reproduce.

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Comment 1 Havoc Pennington 2002-04-28 12:52:22 EDT
Most likely to get results upstream at http://bugzilla.gnome.org/
Comment 2 Havoc Pennington 2002-07-05 22:14:51 EDT
Comment 3 Havoc Pennington 2002-12-16 13:21:28 EST
Changing to MoveUpstream keyword instead of GnomeUpstream tracking bug.
sorry about the spam.

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