[Web-cyradm] Password length and max # of MySQL connections
Luc de Louw
luc at delouw.ch
Thu Apr 29 18:51:29 CEST 2004
Robo Kupka wrote:
>It seems that no one can answer my questions from the past week...
>1. IMAPD and POP3D from cyrus-imapd-2.1.12 accept only first 8 chars from
>passwords. Why ? My users have more than 8-chars passwords... Is there a
>possibility to set max length somewhere ? Has the newer (2-2-3) version
>this problem too ?
I dont know about the limit in 2.2.3. Usually password more that 8 chars
does not make a lot of sense.
Could you tell us what actually happens? Are all chars over 8 chars
ignored or auth fails?
If nobody complains, I'm going to limit the size in web-cyradm (not in
>2. I had to set max-connections parameter for MySQL startup, because
>default value "100" caused a lot unsuccessful logins into IMAP and POP3
>daemons (PAM logger reported this: "MySQL:too many connections"). IS there
>a better workaround of this ?
Please see the mailinglist archives, there was a recent discussion about
May I ask you how many users do you have?
>3. A couple of ideas for Luc, what would I like to have in next
> - Do some statistic/log analysis pages... for example - which mailboxes
>are over quota..., who didn´t log for a long time... I think that
>logging into mail database is quite useless now.
It has to be reworked, thats for sure.
> - I´d like to have a possibility to delete all e-mail messages from
>choosen mailbox directly from web-cyradmin interface (for exmaple -
>user asks me to delete all e-mail from his mailbox, there are several
>thousands of messages and over a slow dial-up line it takes long time
>to delete with IMAP client).
Hmm... Why not providing your users a webmail interface such as
horde/imp or squirellmail? Then they could choose which mails are do be
deleted without downloading them. I do not like such a option. Other
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