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Old 05-21-2008, 10:49 AM   #1
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Password encryption in fetchmail ?

Hai to all

I have to maintain a local mailserver on my office environment for enhancing the mail speed. I installed fetchmail for fetching mails from my mailserver. Now all the things are working OK. But because of security prolem I don't have to keep the passwords of the users in .fetchmailrc . Is there any option for giving encrypted password in the password field of .fetchmailrc ...........

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Old 05-22-2008, 04:14 AM   #2
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Why? User root is you, no? The file is owned by root and placed in /root. The latter directory is already protected against any access other than those by root. As for the file, simply change its rights to 0600.

Old 05-22-2008, 05:15 AM   #3
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I am root but if anyone hacked into the system the passwords are casually read. Me have to avoid that because it ontains a lot of user passwords.



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