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Re: eudora + login
Yes, though why its not a gui is beyond me.
I'd like to add that Pegasus Mail supports authenticated LDAP (but not
over SSL :( (Actually, Pegasus doesn't support anything over SSL as of
I wish vendors would pick up on how important many people consider
authenticated LDAP to be.
On Tue, 16 Jul 2002, John Dalbec wrote:
> In your "prefs" file you can add the line
> user_pref("ldap_2.servers.<server name>.auth.dn", "<dn>");
> Granted, there's no GUI for this, but you only have to do it once per
> client. (Or are these shared clients?) I haven't tried it with "@"
> characters, so I don't know what will happen in that case.
> John Dalbec
> Dan Lowe wrote:
> > Previously, Tom Ryan wrote:
> > > Thats what I figured.. Is Qualcomm aware of this? Do they care?
> > Well, I didn't find anything about it on their web site (but I may have
> > missed something). I didn't bring it to their attention, because I got
> > caught up in other things and didn't even think to do that.
> > What I find rather frustrating is the general lack of client support for
> > logging into a directory server. I have my server set up so that you need
> > to log in to see anything at all (except the admin user). However, this
> > means I can only log in using Outlook and Outlook Express. A rather
> > limited range of clients.
> > Eudora of course has this anonymous-only bug. Eudora for Mac OSX seems to
> > support only anonymous logins (you can give it a URL only). But that's
> > better than offering it and then ignoring the option.
> > Netscape 4 can log in, but only if it already has read access to turn a
> > user@domain form into a full DN (i.e. you tell it your username is
> > "firstname.lastname@example.org" and it does a search to turn that into a full DN).
> > This is useless when your objective is to require a login before granting
> > read access, of course.
> > Mozilla and Netscape 6 (which is based on Mozilla) both lack login support
> > entirely.
> > Microsoft Entourage X (only available on Mac OSX) supports login with full
> > DN, but it converts some characters (such as @) to their hex format, and
> > OpenLDAP doesn't like that. It rejects the login attempt.
> > So in effect, for my purposes, I'm limited to allowing access to only
> > Outlook and Outlook Express users. Why do they work? Because you can put
> > a full DN in the username field in their config, and it uses that to bind.
> > The rest either do a search to resolve a full DN, or just don't support
> > logins at all.
> > > On Mon, 15 Jul 2002, Dan Lowe wrote:
> > > > Previously, Tom Ryan wrote:
> > > > > Has anyone managed to get Eudora to login?
> > > > > It appears that while the checkbox is there, it does not work.
> > > >
> > > > That's consistent with my experience. Even if supplied with login
> > > > information, it continues to bind anonymously.
> > --
> > Freedom means letting other people do things you don't like.
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