Exim authentication under FreeBSD

Odhiambo Washington odhiambo at gmail.com
Thu Jan 25 16:56:31 UTC 2018

On 25 January 2018 at 13:57, Frank Leonhardt <frank2 at fjl.co.uk> wrote:

> How do people do outgoing SMTP user-account authentication using Exim?
> I'm talking about traditional user accounts (/etc/passwd) here, not
> glorious LDAP or SQL database virtual users. If you've not come across this
> little problem-ette, Exim does not ever run as root and therefore can't
> check /etc/master.passwd like sendmail/saslauthd can.
> I don't want to reinvent the wheel, so if there's an existing
> daemon/authenticator I haven't found, I'd appreciate a pointer. Or can
> saslauthd work with Exim?
> This isn't such an issue on Linux, which makes me wonder about Linux.
> Thanks, Frank.

Hi Frank,

I use FreeBSD too (Linux is a little confusing since I was born and brought
up on FreeBSD).

Here is what we've been doing for ages:


Best regards,
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