[Twisted-Python] NNTP/SMTP authentication

Abe Fettig abe at fettig.net
Fri May 2 12:31:16 EDT 2003

On Wed, 2003-04-30 at 15:25, Itamar Shtull-Trauring wrote:
> On Wed, 30 Apr 2003 14:34:41 -0400
> Jp Calderone <exarkun at intarweb.us> wrote:
> >   Whether the *actual* details of how IMAP4 is using cred are proper
> >   are
> > not, I don't know ;) The code works, but it seems that there are too
> > many different objects involved in the process (CramMD5Identity,
> > CramMD5ServerAuthenticator, CramMD5ClientAuthenticator - and that's
> > just for*one* kind of authentication scheme).  Setup is similarly
> > tedious, requiring 4 lines of "boilerplate" to set things up, and then
> > *10* lines to add each new identity.  Now that imap4.py is settling
> > down, it'd be great if someone with more experience with cred could
> > take a look at it and give me some feedback.
> This is why cred is going to be refactored. With a chainsaw. On fire.
> End result should be that you have to do a *lot* less work in your
> protocol.

That sounds really great.  In the meantime, should Jp and/or I go ahead
with a simple implementation of NNTP/SMTP authentication?  I'm going to
need it within the next month or so.

Thanks for all your work!


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