[tss at iki.fi: v2.2.30 release candidate released]

Adam Weinberger adamw at adamw.org
Wed May 24 17:16:22 UTC 2017

Hi, The Doctor,

Please by all means, test it out, and let us know if you run into any problems with it. That's a huge help!

# Adam

Adam Weinberger
adamw at adamw.org

> On 24 May, 2017, at 9:28, The Doctor <doctor at doctor.nl2k.ab.ca> wrote:
> Potential new dovecot coming out.
> How can we assist?
> ----- Forwarded message from Timo Sirainen <tss at iki.fi> -----
> Date: Wed, 24 May 2017 17:59:40 +0300
> From: Timo Sirainen <tss at iki.fi>
> To: dovecot-news at dovecot.org, Dovecot Mailing List <dovecot at dovecot.org>
> Subject: v2.2.30 release candidate released
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> https://dovecot.org/releases/2.2/rc/dovecot-2.2.30.rc1.tar.gz
> https://dovecot.org/releases/2.2/rc/dovecot-2.2.30.rc1.tar.gz.sig 
> There are a couple of changes still coming, but now would be a good time to make sure anything unexpected hasn't broken. The final release should be out early next week.
> * auth: Use timing safe comparisons for everything related to
>   passwords. It's unlikely that these could have been used for
>   practical attacks, especially because Dovecot delays and flushes all
>   failed authentications in 2 second intervals. Also it could have
>   worked only when passwords were stored in plaintext in the passdb.
> * master process sends SIGQUIT to all running children at shutdown,
>   which instructs them to close all the socket listeners immediately.
>   This way restarting Dovecot should no longer fail due to some
>   processes keeping the listeners open for a long time.
> + auth: Add passdb { mechanisms=none } to match separate passdb lookup
> + auth: Add passdb { username_filter } to use passdb only if user
>   matches the filter. See https://wiki2.dovecot.org/PasswordDatabase
> + dsync: Add dsync_commit_msgs_interval setting. It attempts to commit
>   the transaction after saving this many new messages. Because of the
>   way dsync works, it may not always be possible if mails are copied
>   or UIDs need to change.
> + imapc: Support imapc_features=search without ESEARCH extension.
> + imapc: Add imapc_features=fetch-bodystructure to pass through remote
> + imapc: Add quota=imapc backend to use GETQUOTA/GETQUOTAROOT on the
>   remote server.
> + passdb imap: Add allow_invalid_cert and ssl_ca_file parameters.
> + If dovecot.index.cache corruption is detected, reset only the one
>   corrupted mail instead of the whole file.
> + doveadm mailbox status: Add "firstsaved" field.
> + director_flush_socket: Add old host's up/down and vhost count as parameters
> - More fixes to automatically fix corruption in dovecot.list.index
> - dsync-server: Fix support for dsync_features=empty-header-workaround
> - imapc: Various bugfixes, including infinite loops on some errors
> - fts-lucene: Fix it to work again with mbox format
> - vpopmail: Fix compiling
> ----- End forwarded message -----
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