On 2017-05-18 at 19:03 +0200, Alessandro Vesely wrote:
> Although the real issue is maildrop, let me note the following about 
> courier-base:
> * couriertcpd could be just suggested or recommended, not required,
> * testmxlookup could be moved to courier-mta,
> * I don't see how maildir utilities can be useful on a standalone SMTP server.
> Perhaps they could be moved to courier-imap, courier-pop, or both.
> Ale

While we are on the topic of debian package wishlists...
(not sure if this is the best venue, but otoh I feel it's good to
discuss it first rather than simply filing a bug)

...I would like having couriertls at its own package:

1) It is a standalone tool, useful on its own.
It can be used as a cli tool (as a "tls telnet"), as well as by other
programs (I have used it that way to support TLS)

2) It used to be at a different package, so it would be consistent with
previous practice
(kind of, it had an -apparently unneeded- depends on courier-base)

3) That would allow having a virtual package with two versions, so that
the sysadmin could choose whether to have it linked against openssl or
gnutls (they used to have slightly different features, so in the past I
ended up recompiling the courier-ssl package to switchj libraries)

This is specially interesting from a security point of view imho, since
should a problem develop on either of these libraries, you could easily
switch to the other library while keeping the upper level server
unchanged (assuming the config used compatible ciphers, etc.).

I apologize for the annoyance, tell me if there's anything I can do to
help with it.

Best regards

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