NGiNX does not pass SMTP AUTH command to server?
mdounin at mdounin.ru
Sun Feb 28 15:41:11 MSK 2010
On Sun, Feb 28, 2010 at 10:18:59PM +1100, Andree Leidenfrost wrote:
> NGiNX authenticates fine for IMAP and POP3. Is it not somewhat
> inconsistent that it does not authenticate for SMTP? Especially as it
> seems to work the second time??? If the SMTP server can take care of
> authentication in the first place, would it not be a good thing to
> utilise this rather than relying on an additional authentication
It is believed that there is no need to re-authenticate against
smtp backend as it doesn't provide any additional value (unlike
POP3 and IMAP where it's required to obtain access to specific
> Has the patch you mention actually been put in front of the Postfix
AFAIK, no. But I may be wrong, I'm not the author of the patch
> I have no idea what RFCs may exist for this xclient stuff (and I
> have not really been able to find anything definitive on this on the
XCLIENT was originally implemented in Postfix, and there is no
RFC. There is also patch for Exim to support it (developed by
Vsevolod Stakhov, cebka.pp.ru; the patch was made for nginx and
supports LOGIN attribute).
p.s. Please do not top-post. Thank you.
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