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Bug 64032 - mailcheck appled does not support gssapi for authentication
Summary: mailcheck appled does not support gssapi for authentication
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: gnome-core
Version: 7.2
Hardware: i686
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Havoc Pennington
QA Contact: Aaron Brown
Depends On:
Blocks: GnomeUpstream
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2002-04-24 07:26 UTC by schulz
Modified: 2007-04-18 16:42 UTC (History)
0 users

Fixed In Version:
Doc Type: Enhancement
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Last Closed: 2002-12-14 02:38:48 UTC

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Description schulz 2002-04-24 07:26:43 UTC
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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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How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
Request for enhancement. No need to reproduce.

Additional info:

Comment 1 Havoc Pennington 2002-04-28 16:52:22 UTC
Most likely to get results upstream at

Comment 2 Havoc Pennington 2002-07-06 02:14:51 UTC

Comment 3 Havoc Pennington 2002-12-16 18:21:28 UTC
Changing to MoveUpstream keyword instead of GnomeUpstream tracking bug.
sorry about the spam.

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