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-GNU mailutils NEWS -- history of user-visible changes. 2007-11-30
+GNU mailutils NEWS -- history of user-visible changes. 2007-12-03
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@@ -146,6 +146,33 @@ Previous versions incorrectly understood such an URL as `a/b'
* Fixed APOP handling.
+* imap4d supports PREAUTH mode.
+Three mechanisms are provided for authentifying the connection in
+ 1. stdio - PREAUTH mode is enabled automatically if imap4d is started
+ from command line in interactive mode (-i command line
+ option). The current login name is used as the user name.
+ 2. ident - The remote machine is asked about the requester identity
+ using the identification protocol (RFC 1413). Both plaintext and
+ DES encrypted replies are understood.
+ 3. prog - Imap4d invokes an external program to authenticate the
+ connection. Four arguments are supplied to the program:
+ 1) Remote IP address in dotted-quad notation;
+ 2) Remote port number;
+ 3) Local IP address (currently "0.0.0.0");
+ 4) Local port number.
+ If the connection is authenticated, the program should print the
+ user name, followed by a newline character, on its standard
+ output and exit with code 0.
+ Otherwise, it shoud exit with a non-zero exit code.
* Remove v0.6 compatibility layer.