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Re: smtp authentication
Unfortunatly, I haven't started actually messing around with smtp auth quite
yet. I am in the "read all about it" stage. Sorry I couldn't be of further
I have also read about other mta's and it appears that qmail offers better
support for smtp auth.
Because I am feeling guilty about this, I am going to yank a suggestion from
my "Manager's insightful suggestions" jar: ("Manager's insightful suggestions"
are nothing more than ambiguous statements that make the manager sound
technically savvy but are not of much help)
How often does/will your userbase change for this mail server? If it doesn't
change very often, you could just leave the sendmail config the way it is and
create the /etc/sasldb file. Of course, I am assuming that there is a script
that will take /etc/passwd and /etc/shadow and turn it into a /etc/sasldb like
smbpasswd. You could write a simple bash script to create a new user and then
turn around and create the /etc/sasldb file updated with the new user.
Like I said, not much help and no scalability whatsoever. But it might get you
to a point where you can get smtp auth working.
Quoting Charles Menzes <firstname.lastname@example.org>:
> Have you had any luck getting it to authenticate off of /etc/shadow?
> Although I am using "shadow" in my /usr/lib/sasl/Sendmail.conf file as the
> auth method, it seems to continually want to use /etc/sasldb as the src
> for username/password combinations. I've tried this with 8.12.3 and
> 8.11.6, but neither seem to make a difference. When I start sendmail, I
> see that SASL support is present, however when telnetting to my local
> tcp/25 port, 250 AUTH is not present in the ehlo list.
> have any problems like this in your setup?
> thanks -c
> On Thu, 11 Apr 2002, Aaron Cronkright wrote:
> > I have been researching this subject some time now and this is perhaps the
> > howto document that I have found.
> > Aaron C
> > Quoting Charles Menzes <email@example.com>:
> > > has anyone set up a sendmail machine which requires local user
> > > authentication for relaying? this is the only doc that i came up with on
> > > how to configure it:
> > >
> > > http://www.sendmail.org/~ca/email/auth.html
> > >
> > > if anyone has a different or better howto, please let me know.
> > >
> > > thanks -c
> > >
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