ASMTP setup on 4.8

Scott M. Likens damm at
Fri Jul 18 13:55:18 PDT 2003

On Fri, 2003-07-18 at 13:10, Hajimu UMEMOTO wrote:
> Hi,
> >>>>> On Fri, 18 Jul 2003 12:14:08 -0700
> >>>>> "Drew Tomlinson" <drew at> said:
> drew> I've been trying to get saslauthd working with PAM on my 4.8-RELEASE but
> drew> have been unsuccessful.
> Umm, it's strange.  Actually, I didn't change any PAM related
> settings, and it is working here.
> drew>  I installed saslauthd from the ports.  One of the problems is
> drew> that the man page is unreadable.  Is there some way to fix it?
> Okay, I found the problem, and I've just committed the fix.  Please
> re-cvsup and try it.
> drew> It's been a few weeks since I looked at it but I recall having to create
> drew> a /usr/local/lib/sasl2/smtpd.conf file.  What should the correct
> drew> contents be?
> Though I have no experience with postfix, I heared that
> /usr/local/lib/sasl2/smtpd.conf is for postfix.  Are you using
> sendmail?  If so, it should be /usr/local/lib/sasl2/Sendmail.conf.
> drew> And what might I need to put in /etc/pam.conf to make it all work.
> The `other' entries which are provided as default sould be sufficient
> for saslauthd.  I didn't make any change into my /etc/pam.conf.
> Sincerely,
> --
> Hajimu UMEMOTO @ Internet Mutual Aid Society Yokohama, Japan
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the most common Misconception of ASMTP and Cyrus is that CRAM-MD5 and
DIGEST-MD5 and such work with PAM.

They do not, you need to make sure that you are using PLAINTEXT or
otherwise you will have to add users into /usr/local/etc/sasldb2 which
is not exactly fun.

As far as sendmail i'm not much of help I can explain it with Postfix
pretty easily but I don't use Sendmail anymore alas.

If you have any questions feel free to comment.
"I think we ought to be out there doing what we do best - making large
holes in other people's countries." - George Carlin

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