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Subject: Authen::SASL::Perl tries mechanisms in reverse order
Date: Wed, 25 Mar 2009 16:05:00 -0400
To: bug-Authen-SASL [...] rt.cpan.org
From: Eric Gerlach <egerlach [...] feds.uwaterloo.ca>
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Hi, My mail server specifies its SASL mechanisms in desired order. The last one doesn't succeed for all users (CRAM-MD5). Authen::SASL::Perl tries them in reverse order, so it tries CRAM-MD5 first. This fails. If line 33 were: $a->_order <=> $b->_order instead of: $b->_order <=> $a->_order this would work. I'm not sure if there's a reason it's like this, but it fails in my case. Cheers, -- Eric Gerlach, Network Administrator Federation of Students University of Waterloo p: (519) 888-4567 x36329 e: egerlach@feds.uwaterloo.ca
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Authen::SASL tries mechanisms in order of security level, trying the most secure first. Maybe there is some other issue why CRAM-MD5 is failing for you if your server states that it supports it


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