Red Hat Releases RHEL 4 Public Beta
Posted Sep 30, 2004 14:44 UTC (Thu) by rmini
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uw-imap vs. cyrus:
wu-imap is very easy to set up. It fits well to a scenario where users have their own home directories. Cyrus is built for a scenario where the users are mail-only users and you want to avoid escalating their priviliges furtrher. So why *replace* wu-imapd with cyrus? they serve different goals. It may make sense to replace uw-imapd with dovecot or a preperly configured courier-imapd.
uw-imapd has a less-than-stellar security history, whereas cyrus has the benefit of not running as root (the most that will get compromised is the mail).
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