[Pine-info] Removing /notls makes me enter password changing
hubert at washington.edu
Wed Jan 31 16:24:48 PST 2007
On Wed, 31 Jan 2007, Matt Ackeret wrote:
> Based upon the discussion the other day (maybe it was on the alpine list?),
> I removed /notls from my server config string.
> One difference is that I notice that I have to type in my password the
> first time I go to a new mailbox in a pine session..
> Is that expected behavior? Remember, for other unrelated reasons, I'm
> still on 4.62, so if this was fixed in a later version, just say so and I'll
> shut up about it.
Yes, that's normal. Pine/Alpine consider the secure and insecure
connections to be two separate connections for the purpose of reusing the
password. The reason is so that you won't connect securely to a host and
then later inadverdently connect insecurely with your password supplied
automatically. There is a bit of overkill to prevent that but not too
much. The second login should then not need to ask you.
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