A number of pieces of external code are included in the Exim distribution.
Regular expressions are supported in the main Exim program and in the Exim
monitor using the freely-distributable PCRE library, copyright © University
of Cambridge. The source is distributed in the directory src/pcre. However,
this is a cut-down version of PCRE. If you want to use the PCRE library in
other programs, you should obtain and install the full version from
Support for the cdb (Constant DataBase) lookup method is provided by code contributed by Nigel Metheringham of (at the time he contributed it) Planet Online Ltd. which contains the following statements:
Copyright © 1998 Nigel Metheringham, Planet Online Ltd
This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation; either version 2 of the License, or (at your option) any later version.
This code implements Dan Bernstein's Constant DataBase (cdb) spec. Information,
the spec and sample code for cdb can be obtained from
http://www.pobox.com/~djb/cdb.html. This implementation borrows some code
from Dan Bernstein's implementation (which has no license restrictions applied
The implementation is completely contained within the code of Exim.
It does not link against an external cdb library.
Client support for Microsoft's Secure Password Authentication is provided
by code contributed by Marc Prud'hommeaux. Server support was contributed by
Tom Kistner. This includes code taken from the Samba project, which is released
under the Gnu GPL.
Support for calling the Cyrus pwcheck and saslauthd daemons is provided by code taken from the Cyrus-SASL library and adapted by Alexander S. Sabourenkov. The permission notice appears below, in accordance with the conditions expressed therein.
Copyright © 2001 Carnegie Mellon University. All rights reserved.
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The Exim Monitor program, which is an X-Window application, includes modified versions of the Athena StripChart and TextPop widgets. This code is copyright by DEC and MIT, and their permission notice appears below, in accordance with the conditions expressed therein.
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