sendmail problem

Peter A. Giessel pgiessel at
Thu Jan 18 19:58:31 UTC 2007

On 2007/01/18 10:14, David Banning seems to have typed:
> I started by getting this error on startup.
> STARTTLS: ServerCertFile missing

Check you /etc/mail/<hostname>.mc file.  You should have something like:
define(`CERT_DIR',`<some path>')dnl
define(`confCACERT_PATH', `CERT_DIR')dnl
define(`confCACERT', `CERT_DIR/<certname>.crt')dnl
define(`confSERVER_CERT', `CERT_DIR/<certname>.crt')dnl
define(`confSERVER_KEY', `CERT_DIR/<keyname>.key')dnl
define(`confCLIENT_CERT', `CERT_DIR/<certname>.crt')dnl
define(`confCLIENT_KEY', `CERT_DIR/l<keyname>.key')dnl
define(`confAUTH_OPTIONS', `A,p,y')dnl
define(`confTLS_SRV_OPTIONS', `V')dnl

You are trying to configure Sendmail with encrypted authentication.
You can't just blindly install sendmail if you are running a mailserver.
Much reading of the manuals is in your future I would say.

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