[Ach] 9.2.1 Dovecot, some additions, questions

Pepi Zawodsky pepi.zawodsky at maclemon.at
Wed Nov 20 01:15:03 CET 2013

On 19.11.2013, at 22:54, Adi Kriegisch <adi at kriegisch.at> wrote:
>>> disable_plaintext_auth=yes
>>> Is that plaintext within a TLS/SSL tunnel?
> No, setting this option allows the 'plain' authentication mechanism only if
> there is a SSL/TLS connection. So setting this cannot/should not do any
> harm but probably is beyond the scope of our document.
I'd say no harm done if we just keep it for best-practice. Prevents the whoopie of sending credentials over unencrypted channels. I don't see any way this can break a config but it can mitigate an error in the config where non-TLS connections become allowed.
I vote for keeping it.

Best regards
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