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Re: [Nmh-workers] Cheap POP/TLS support

From: Michael Richardson
Subject: Re: [Nmh-workers] Cheap POP/TLS support
Date: Mon, 13 Dec 2010 16:27:29 -0500

>>>>> "Oliver" == Oliver Kiddle <address@hidden> writes:
    >> For those of you who would like TLS support for POP, does doing
    >> something like:
    >> % inc -host popserver -proxy "openssl s_client -quiet -connect
    >> %h:995" work?
    >> (I'm not sure how much that code has been exercised).

    Oliver> Probably not much because -proxy was a relatively recent
    Oliver> addition by me (based on someone else's earlier patch).
    Oliver> It's not an uncommon idiom - fetchmail has a plugin option
    Oliver> that does the same thing.

    Oliver> I mostly used it with ssh as the proxy as a way to
    Oliver> circumvent a firewall.  However, I'm fairly sure that I've
    Oliver> had it do SSL with stunnel rather than openssl. Certainly,
    Oliver> it's a lot easier than adding TLS support directly to nmh.

    Oliver> Main problem with the -proxy option is you can't really use
    Oliver> it from .mh_profile without a wrapper script because we
    Oliver> don't have shell quoting in .mh_profile.

How about if --ssl just turned into the above, then we wouldn't need to
have shell quoting, etc...

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