[CentOS] Pam problems

Thu Feb 23 16:39:05 UTC 2012
me at tdiehl.org <me at tdiehl.org>

On Thu, 23 Feb 2012, Les Mikesell wrote:

> On Thu, Feb 23, 2012 at 9:54 AM, Steve Campbell <campbell at cnpapers.com> wrote:
>> Seems I've found that dovecot is handling the auth for smtp, and it
>> doesn't like sendmail very much since their documentation avoids
>> sendmail like the plague.

The Dovecot developer is a smart dude. :-)

> None of that makes any sense.  Dovecot should have nothing to do with
> smtp, so of course it doesn't have anything about sendmail in its
> documentation other than adding its local delivery agent which should
> be their only interaction and you probably don't even need to use
> that.

Actually it might. Dovecot can do the sasl auth part. I have not touched
sendmail in at least 10 years, so I do not know anything about the current
default sendmail config but I know dovecot sasl auth is easier to config
for postfix (5 lines in the postfix main.cf IIRC).

I suppose it is possible that RH switched sendmail to user dovecot sasl
in their default config.



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