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Old 11-04-2001, 08:31 PM   #1
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Question Which protocol is better


I'm configuring my e-mail server and I want some security. So I would like to know which is the best secure protocol:

Kerberos
APOP
RPA
SSL

also I like the combination of APOP with SSL

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Old 11-06-2001, 12:51 PM   #2
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Could you elaborate on the "some security" part?

I mean, there's a difference between not wanting cleartext logins or encrypting the whole login/data stream. APOP doesn't encrypt the stream, which SSL does. Another pro for SSL is a lot of MDA's/clients support it, and its able to wrap POP, IMAP etc etc.

On another note, a "secure" protocol doesn't automagically mean secure applications.

HTH somehow
 
  


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