Submit Hint Search The Forums LinksStatsPollsHeadlinesRSS
14,000 hints and counting!


Click here to return to the 'SSH Tunneling with Panther Server' hint
The following comments are owned by whoever posted them. This site is not responsible for what they say.
SSH Tunneling with Panther Server
Authored by: aixccapt99 on Nov 09, '04 11:38:01AM

Any reason you didn't just use IMAP and Authenticated SMTP over SSL? Port blocking?



[ Reply to This | # ]
SSH Tunneling with Panther Server
Authored by: imacusr on Nov 09, '04 02:23:06PM

I know at our workplace, the SSL (and clear) IMAP ports are blocked, but ssh isn't. Could be a similar setup for the original poster, I suppose.

Otherwise I would agree that SSL is the way to go, if it's available. (Or perhaps Kerberos, if your mail server is an OS X Server box.)



[ Reply to This | # ]
SSH Tunneling with Panther Server
Authored by: iRideSnow on Nov 09, '04 03:50:09PM

I run my own server and don't have any SSL certs set up or anything. Nor would I want to pay for them. I only briefly looked into SSL, so maybe there's a way to do it without certificates or with free ones or whatever.

I used to use the built-in CRAM-MD5 authentication, but my G5's video card crashed several months ago and I had to send it to Apple for repairs. During that time, I put my mail server on a backup machine (an old TiBook running the same version of Panther Server). When I got the G5 back and restored everything, CRAM-MD5 authentication would no longer work! No clue what happened. I tried re-creating my account, but it didn't help. It's very strange.

As for Kerberos, I'd love to use it. But I tried setting it up and gave up in frustration. I don't know if it's a DNS issue or what, but the Kerberos service (KDC I think?) just won't start on my machine. I'm so NOT a SysAdmin, which is why I laid out the extra bucks for Panther Server. I wanted the Server Admin and Workgroup Manager tools to help me set things up and keep them running.



[ Reply to This | # ]