Subject: Re: SMTP AUTH (sendmail sasl) LDAP?
To: Stephen M. Jones <>
From: Ron Roskens <>
List: tech-net
Date: 08/28/2002 16:00:44
On Wed, 28 Aug 2002, Stephen M. Jones wrote:

> Date: Wed, 28 Aug 2002 14:41:17 -0500 (CDT)
> From: Stephen M. Jones <>
> To: Ron Roskens <>
> Cc: Stephen M. Jones <>,
> Subject: Re: SMTP AUTH (sendmail sasl) LDAP?
> > The RunAsUser needs to have read access on the sasldb.
> I currently don't have this define and I would think it
> is running as 'daemon' as that owner of files sendmail
> will create ..
> > you might need a /usr/lib/sasl/smtpd.conf with:
> > pwcheck_method: sasldb
> I've seen this mentioned as Sendmail.conf as well .. and
> why in the lib dir?  WHen built from pkgsrc it is installed
> in /usr/pkg  ..

Oops, your right that should have been /usr/pkg/lib/sasl/ instead of
/usr/lib/sasl/. (I have /usr/lib/sasl/ symlinked to /usr/pkg/lib/sasl)

> With the sasldb is an AuthFile even necessary in /etc/mail ?

AuthFile is only needed if you want to have sendmail authenticate as a
client when talking with other smtp servers.