sendmail, sasl, ldap

Ilias Sachpazidis isachpaz at
Sun Jan 29 13:43:49 PST 2006


A comprehensive tutorial, in German, could be found at:

Best regards,


Martin Schweizer wrote:
> 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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