sendmail, sasl, ldap

Martin Schweizer lists_freebsd at
Sun Jan 29 09:46:16 PST 2006

Hello Jon

I'm in a similar situation as you. I play now a long time with this. You have 
to use cyrus-sasl2-saslauthd (is in ports). After the installation man saslauthd 
will explain more details. saslauthd will check the secrets against other 
backbone services (saslsb2, ldap, etc.).

Am Tue, Jan 17, 2006 at 07:53:54PM -0800 Jon Falconer schrieb:
> Greetings,
> I'm trying to implement authenticated sending of email. But I want sasl to
> authenticate against my LDAP server. The how-to in the FreeBSD handbook is
> good but assumes only local authentication. The cyrus-sasl2 and openldap
> ports give hints that it is possible, but I'm just not quite getting it.
> Are there other how-to sites that others have used successfully? Do I need
> to use PAM or does cyrus-sasl know how to directly query an LDAP server?
> I'm running a fresh FreeBSD 6.0-Release system.


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