[CentOS] Pam problems

Thu Feb 23 16:55:21 UTC 2012
Les Mikesell <lesmikesell at gmail.com>

On Thu, Feb 23, 2012 at 10:39 AM,  <me at tdiehl.org> 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.

Sendmail is infinitely configurable, but I don't see any uncommented
Auth schemes in the stock sendmail.mc and the smtp-sendmail file in
pam.d just invokes 'system-auth' on 5.x and 'password-auth' on 6.x,
like most of the other things.  Something else must be going on here.

   Les Mikesell
    lesmikesell at gmail.com