qpopper for root
robin at reportlab.com
Fri Jun 2 03:45:16 PDT 2006
Nils Vogels wrote:
> On Fri, 02 Jun 2006 11:12:45 +0100, Robin Becker <robin at reportlab.com>
>> I am trying to use qpopper for delivering mail to my PC based mail
>> client from a freeBSD 6.0 release system
>> -ERR [AUTH] "root": access denied.
> Reading mail as root remotely is a Bad Idea (tm), because of
> possible vulnerabilities.
> Try using your aliases(5) to redirect root mail to a user account instead.
> Oh, and don't log in as root either ;-)
cleverly answered before my clarification :)
This is within our firewall only. SSHD password login for the machine is off
So I can log in only via the console or SSH with pre-shared keys. I have heard
some reports about qpopper and security, but is it really so bad?
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