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Re: [Nmh-workers] decode base64 auth info in -snoop output?

From: Ken Hornstein
Subject: Re: [Nmh-workers] decode base64 auth info in -snoop output?
Date: Fri, 12 Aug 2016 11:28:45 -0400

>post(1) -snoop currently doesn't decode base64-encoded smtp
>authentication information.  I'm thinking of decoding it to make it
>easier to use, and to not mask it.

I personally have no objections ... but my only caution is that sometimes
the base64 encoded SASL tokens are actually binary, so you should make
sure you use a pretty-printer that can handle binary.

Also, to me the point behind -snoop is to observer the actual SMTP/POP
network transmission; decoding the base64 means that you won't see that.
So I don't know if it's worth marking it somehow that it's base64, or
maybe make it so can not decode the SASL tokens.


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