Re: [SLE] smtp auth on SuSE 8.1 Does it Work??
From: user86 (user86_at_earthlink.net)
To: firstname.lastname@example.org Date: Sun, 29 Feb 2004 18:50:29 -0500
On Sunday 29 February 2004 17:42, John Andersen wrote:
> On Sunday 29 February 2004 01:23, user86 wrote:
> > On Sunday 29 February 2004 01:25, John Andersen wrote:
> > > I've been banging my head against the wall for two days on SuSE 8.1 and
> > > another server running SuSE 8.2 trying to get Smtp Auth to work with
> > > sasl.
> > >
> > > The servers all report that they support cram-md5 and Digest-md5 but
> > > authentication always fails.
> > >
> > > Has anyone gotten this to work?
> > >
> > > The Docs leave a great deal unsaid about what the actual
> > > values you would enter in something like Kmail or Pegasus.
> > >
> > > With more road warriers out there this is becomming essential
> > > and I wish SuSE would automate the procedure a bit...
> > I had problems even getting the plain text SMTP auth stuff to work on a
> > little test server I had in SuSE 9 for a while until I later realized
> > that smtp auth failed to work only when postfix was set to be chrooted in
> > /etc/sysconfig/ postfix. If you tell it to not be chrooted (then run
> > SuSEconfig --module postfix to let it reconfigure postfix after that
> > change and then restart postfix), smtp auth works fine (at least in SuSE
> > 9).
> Thanks for the info. I'll check that out, although I am running sendmail
> on these servers as they are 8.x boxes.
Ah. I thought you ran what SuSE installed by default in SuSE 8.1 which is
> I did discover that I've been testing with kmail, and it will not
> recognize that the server supports any auth unless the auth mechs are
> in upper case. Yet the /etc/sysconfig/sendmail file lists them in lower
I haven't really tested any other forms of smtp auth with postfix other than
just "login" (the one supported out of the box in a "minimal" install of suse
9) and that done over TLS or SSL on my LAN.
> What do you have in your /etc/sysconfig/saslauthd file
> and your /usr/lib/sasl2/Sendmail file?
In my /etc/sysconfig/saslauthd I have:
I don't have the second file, most likely because I don't have sendmail
> Did you find it necessary to use starttls as well?
If you are using any of the clear text smtp auth options, I would definitely
recommend encrypting the connection that the password is transferred over
with TLS, but I got the "login" smtp auth option to work regardless of
whether TLS was enabled or not in postfix.
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