sendmail+saslauthd && verify=FAIL

Matthias Apitz guru at
Fri Nov 18 08:12:09 UTC 2011


I have to use SMTP with AUTH to  my ISP, and do this with
sendmail+saslauthd as described in the FreeBSD handbook; it works fine
for me in 9-CURRENT and now 10-CURRENT;

while digging for some other problem in the /var/log/maillog I struggled
about the line:

STARTTLS=client,, version=TLSv1/SSLv3, verify=FAIL

se below; what does the FAIL means exactly?



Nov 18 08:53:30 caracas sendmail[10868]: pAI7rU7P010868: Authentication-Warning: guru set sender to guru at using -f
Nov 18 08:53:30 caracas sendmail[10868]: pAI7rU7P010868: from=guru at, size=62, class=0, nrcpts=1, msgid=<201111180753.pAI7rU7P010868 at>, relay=guru at localhost
Nov 18 08:53:31 caracas sm-mta[10869]: pAI7rUNQ010869: from=<guru at>, size=422, class=0, nrcpts=1, msgid=<201111180753.pAI7rU7P010868 at>, proto=ESMTP, daemon=Daemon0, relay=localhost []
Nov 18 08:53:31 caracas sendmail[10868]: pAI7rU7P010868: to=guru at, ctladdr=guru at (1001/0), delay=00:00:01, xdelay=00:00:01, mailer=relay, pri=30062, relay=[] [], dsn=2.0.0, stat=Sent (pAI7rUNQ010869 Message accepted for delivery)
Nov 18 08:53:32 caracas sm-mta[10871]: STARTTLS=client,, version=TLSv1/SSLv3, verify=FAIL, cipher=DHE-RSA-AES256-SHA, bits=256/256
Nov 18 08:53:33 caracas sm-mta[10871]: pAI7rUNQ010869: to=<guru at>, delay=00:00:02, xdelay=00:00:02, mailer=relay, pri=30422, [], dsn=2.0.0, stat=Sent (OK id=1RRJGf-0001DJ-Gv)

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