2003 | Abstracts

Perdition: A Mail Retrieval Proxy

Simon "Horms" Horman

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Perdition is a fully featured POP3 and IMAP4 proxy server. It is able to handle both SSL and non-SSL connections and redirect users to a real server based on a database lookup. Perdition supports modular based database access. ODBC, MySQL, PostgreSQL, GDBM, POSIX Regular Expression and NIS modules ship with the distribution. The API for modules is open, allowing arbitrary modules to be written to allow access to any data store.

Perdition can be used to: Create large mail systems where a users mailbox may be stored on one of several hosts. Integrate different mail systems together. Migrate between different email infastructure. And in firewall applications.

This presentation will examine how Perdition has evolved over the past couple of years and how it can be used to solve a variety of real world problems.

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