[Chugalug] Postfix authetication

Dave Brockman dave at brockmans.com
Tue Dec 4 22:04:20 UTC 2012


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On 12/4/2012 4:39 PM, Stephen Haywood wrote:
> I installed postfix on xubuntu using apt-get install. Next, I
> configured postfix to use SASL authentication by adding the
> following lines to /etc/postfix/main.cf <http://main.cf>:
> 
> smtpd_sasl_auth_enable = yes smtpd_sasl_security_options =
> noanonymous smtpd_sasl_local_domain = localhost 
> broken_sasl_auth_clients = yes
> 
> Next, I added a user using sudo adduser smtp and set a password. 
> Finally, I connected to the server using telnet and issued the
> command AUTH PLAIN <base64 of 'smtp\0smtp\0password'> and I get an 
> authentication failure. Any thoughts on why the authentication is
> failing?

smtpd_sasl_type = ??
smtpd_sasl_path = ??

not certain what ubuntu uses as defaults, so you may also need to look
into setting "smtpd_tls_auth_only = no" explicitly....

Regards,

dtb

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