[tpop3d-discuss] TLS status

Paul Makepeace beasts.org at paulm.com
Tue, 29 Jul 2003 14:50:56 +0100

On Tue, Jul 29, 2003 at 02:23:40PM +0100, Chris Lightfoot wrote:
> On Tue, Jul 29, 2003 at 02:18:35PM +0100, Paul Makepeace wrote:
> > In particular I'd be delighted to hear of experiences with how it's
> > deployed (e.g. tpop3d.conf & command line invocations to forge
> > cerificates, etc), how it plays with real life MUAs and what else to
> > expect. Having wasted five hours of my life debugging SMTP AUTH with
> > various MS Outlook variants and discovering a key piece of info that
> > would've saved that time I'd rather ask here than start a lonely path of
> > experimentation.
> The stuff is documented in the latest man pages.

Hmm, I have :


And yet when I telnet to 995 I get intelligible text which is not what
I'd expect from an "immediate" connection.

Is this a suggested configuration for TLS-only on port pop3s (995)?

(This is the kind of info I'm after that isn't in the docs. The docs
seem to pre-suppose a faint clue about TLS which I openly admit I do not
really have.)


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