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Old 10-27-2003, 11:43 AM   #1
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Fetchmail and Kerberos

I am trying to access an email account the uses kerberos authenication, and supposedly fetchmail is the best way to do that. Unfortunately I am running SuSE 9.0 and I don't believe that it has a kerberos enabled install of fetchmail. When I try to compile a new fetchmail with kerberos enabled it says that it cannot find the Kerberos 5 DES libraries. So I have the latest kerberos installed from the MIT site. 1.3.1 and the lib file that goes with it. How can I get fetchmail to configure correctly or use the preinstalled version?
Old 10-27-2003, 02:45 PM   #2
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probably with a parameter at the configure line. try ./configure --help for more details!
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Alright, the fetchmail that come with SuSE 9.0 is actually kerberized... Go figure it wasn't in 8.2 but that's beside the point.

All I had to do to get it working correctly was add this to /etc/services:
kpop 1109/tcp # Pop (kerberos)

Then all I did was restart, and install sendmail in place of postfix. Now it works perfectly! Well bare in mind that I updated to kerberos 1.3.1 and it's subsequent libraries.

Anyway, thank you to anyone who was trying to help!


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