Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 112704
[RFE] TLS/SSL support compiled into sendmail on RHEL 2.1
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:06:53 EST
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Description of problem:
SSL/STARTTLS support not included with sendmail on RHEL 2.1.
I would rate having SSL/TLS support built into sendmail as a
_requirement_ for enterprise deployments.
Please issue an official errata adding TLS support to sendmail.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
[root] unity:~/bin# sendmail -d0.1 -bv
Compiled with: LDAPMAP MAP_REGEX LOG MATCHGECOS MIME7TO8 MIME8TO7
NAMED_BIND NETINET NETINET6 NETUNIX NEWDB NIS QUEUE
SMTP TCPWRAPPERS USERDB
Actual Results: STARTTLS is not listed in "Compiled with".
Expected Results: STARTTLS should be comiled in.
Now I'm going to have to go build my own variant of sendmail... grrrr.
Good guide to doing this:
Internal RFE bug #112954 entered, will be considered for future releases.
All I did here was get the RH 7.3 RPM (latest errata release) tweak
the .spec a tiny bit and recompile. Havn't had any problems yet.
Obviously something like this would need to go through the RHEL QA
department before it was released by RH but it doesn't sound to me
like a huge change. Tho I must admit that there are a number of
improvements and changes to the structure of /etc/mail/sendmail.mc in
RH7.3 over RHEL 2.1 so perhaps the "upgrade" path isn't entirely seamless.
Ie, it's probably not really a entirely fire and forget errata.
This is not something that is going to be done for RHEL2.1, as it
looks like it would be too big a change for an update release.