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[Nmh-workers] bug #23168: post -sasl doesn't honour username in .netrc

From: David Levine
Subject: [Nmh-workers] bug #23168: post -sasl doesn't honour username in .netrc
Date: Sat, 06 Apr 2013 10:35:06 -0400

This old bug is about post ignoring a login name in .netrc:


I had closed it, but I really think that it should be fixed.
The current behavior is to determine the user using the
first of:

  1) -user switch
  2) local login name

I'd like to change the behavior to:

  1) -user switch
  2) matching host entry with "login" in a .netrc
  3) interactively request name from user

That would affect those who rely on the local login name.  I
don't expect that's very useful these days, especially with
-sasl.  If someone needs that and we go with the fix, they'd
have to add -user switch(es) or add a "login" to their .netrc.

One unfortunate result of this change would be that a "default"
entry in the .netrc would kick in before 3).  But I don't see
that as being worse than using the local login name.

Also, with inc and msgchk -sasl, the password is set to the
login name.  Does anyone use that?


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