[CentOS] Pam problems

Thu Feb 23 18:35:54 UTC 2012
Les Mikesell <lesmikesell at gmail.com>

On Thu, Feb 23, 2012 at 12:20 PM, Steve Campbell <campbell at cnpapers.com> wrote:
> Or maybe by the
>> slightly-weird 'alternatives' system.  Have you followed all of the
>> symlinks that might be involved?
> Symlinks? I haven't found any of those yet. All files are real files

On a 6.x system with dovecot and sendmail,  /etc/pam.d/smtp is a
symlink.  I haven't tracked down the significance.

> Meant to say pretty much everyone over on the dovecot list must be using
> postfix, which has support for dovecot auth. I'd like to make sendmail
> use cyrus sasl, and I don't really care what auth dovecot uses, but I'm
> guessing it's inflexible so that it probably will use dovecot auth.

Whatever you think about sendmail, you can't say it is inflexible.
And whatever issues you are having are from not understanding the

> suggestion to make them the same has been brought up, but all's I want
> to use is the PAM mechanism.

That should have been the default.

> turn off dovecot means "service dovecot stop" or
> "/etc/rc.d/init.d/dovecot stop". saslauthd is still running and so is
> sendmail. saslauthd is started at boot and I've made sure it really is
> running using ps.

That's not a default, is it?  Or for sendmail to use it?  And it is
probably the one from the cyrus-sasl package.

   Les Mikesell
    lesmikesell at gmail.com