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Old 10th October 2009
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Folks,
I'm having trouble connecting to the uw-imap-2007e-plaintext (installed via package on OpenBSD 4.5) on TCP110 and TCP143. The problem exists connecting both locally and remotely.

My attempts to eliminate firewall issues lead me to capture packets during connection attempts. The packet capture indicates that the connection is established and then the server issues DNS lookups for _kerberos.<serverFQDN> which are not being answered. I don't want to authenticate using kerberos, but rather plaintext authentication (I'm installing squirrelmail on the same box). I'm assuming that this attempt to resolve the kerberos server is the problem.

I guess I'm asking if there is an easy way to disable Kerberos authentication and only use plaintext authentication. I'm happy to resort to ports instead of packages, but I'm hoping there is a simple solution.

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According to http://www.washington.edu/imap/docum...on/CONFIG.html there are configuration settings which -require- Kerberos, such as with plaintext disabled.

You might contact the port maintainer for clarification/assistance. He's Antoine Jacoutot, his email address at the OpenBSD project is
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Thanks once again. I've relayed the message to Antoine.

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Antoine was extremely helpful and recommended the following fix:

1) Remove the EXTRAAUTHENTICATORS="gss" flags from the Makefile
# cd /usr/ports/mail/imap-uw
# vi Makefile
MAKE_FLAGS= EXTRACFLAGS="${CFLAGS}" EXTRAAUTHENTICATORS="gss" IP=6 \
SHLIB="${SHLIB}" SHLIBNAME=${SHLIB} CC="${CC}"

2) Recompile the binaries. There will be some warnings but nothing fatal
# make

3) The binaries (well, the ones I needed) can be found in:
# ls w-imap-2007e/imap-2007e/imapd/
Makefile imapd imapd.c imapd.o
# ls w-imap-2007e/imap-2007e/ipopd/
Makefile ipop2d ipop2d.c ipop2d.o ipop3d ipop3d.c ipop3d.o

4) Copy these to /usr/local/libexec (or wherever you have yours)
I'm a cautious fellow so I copied the existing binaries first
# cp /usr/local/libexec/imapd /usr/local/libexec/imapd.orig
# cp w-imap-2007e/imap-2007e/imapd/imapd /usr/local/libexec/
# cp /usr/local/libexec/ipop3d /usr/local/libexec/ipop3d.orig
# cp w-imap-2007e/imap-2007e/ipopd/ipop3d /usr/local/libexec/

5) Restart inetd
# pgrep inetd
12345
# kill -HUP 12345

6) Test
# telnet localhost 110
Trying ::1...
Connected to localhost.
Escape character is '^]'.
+OK POP3 localhost.openbsd.org 2007e.104 server ready

7) Thank Antoine for maintaining the uw-imap port by donating to OpenBSD!
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