Bug 123141 - SMTP Auth no longer working after RHEL 3 Update 2
Summary: SMTP Auth no longer working after RHEL 3 Update 2
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3
Classification: Red Hat
Component: sendmail   
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Version: 3.0
Hardware: i686
OS: Linux
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Assignee: Thomas Woerner
QA Contact:
: 123173 (view as bug list)
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2004-05-12 22:19 UTC by Pete Deffendol
Modified: 2007-11-30 22:07 UTC (History)
7 users (show)

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Last Closed: 2004-05-18 19:09:16 UTC
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Tracker ID Priority Status Summary Last Updated
Red Hat Product Errata RHBA-2004:221 normal SHIPPED_LIVE An updated sendmail package fixes ldap mail routing and SMTP auth 2004-05-18 04:00:00 UTC

Description Pete Deffendol 2004-05-12 22:19:50 UTC
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Description of problem:
I updated to Taroon Update 2 using up2date.  Afterwards, SMTP plain
authentication was no longer working.  In order to get it working, I
had to copy the file /etc/pam.d/smtp.sendmail to /etc/pam.d/smtp and
restart sendmail and saslauthd services.

FYI, I do not have Postfix installed on the system.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
sendmail-8.12.11-3, cyrus-sasl-2.1.15-8

How reproducible:
Didn't try

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Update to Taroon Update 2
2. Try to send mail using SMTP Plain authentication
3. Client keeps popping up password box
4. Cancellation results in "did not issue MAIL/EXPN/VRFY/ETRN during
connection to MTA" in /var/log/maillog
5. cp /etc/pam.d/smtp.sendmail /etc/pam.d/smtp and restart sendmail
and saslauthd to solve the problem.

Actual Results:  SMTP auth works as expected.

Additional info:

Comment 1 Steve Bonneville 2004-05-13 16:17:34 UTC
It looks like these symlinks are not getting set on upgrade to
sendmail-8.12.11-3 from pre-RHEL 3 Update 2 sendmail:

/etc/pam.d/smtp -> /etc/alternatives/mta-pam
/etc/alternatives/mta-pam -> /etc/pam.d/smtp.sendmail

Alternatives seems to know about them, though, and redhat-switch-mail
or 'alternatives --config mta' do set them correctly if run.

Comment 2 Thomas Woerner 2004-05-13 17:08:37 UTC
Please call 

/usr/sbin/alternatives --set mta /usr/sbin/sendmail.sendmail

There was an error in the old sendmail package.

Comment 3 Thomas Woerner 2004-05-13 17:08:50 UTC
*** Bug 123173 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***

Comment 5 Christopher McCrory 2004-05-13 18:27:11 UTC
FWIW , this also breaks loks of perl libs that require /usr/lib/sendmail

/usr/sbin/alternatives --set mta /usr/sbin/sendmail.sendmail fixes
them too.

Thanks Thomas!

Comment 6 Holger Eilhard 2004-05-14 16:12:23 UTC
Have the corresponding sendmail RPM(s) been removed, including the
errata? Can't find it on RHN...

Comment 7 John Flanagan 2004-05-18 19:09:17 UTC
An errata has been issued which should help the problem 
described in this bug report. This report is therefore being 
closed with a resolution of ERRATA. For more information
on the solution and/or where to find the updated files, 
please follow the link below. You may reopen this bug report 
if the solution does not work for you.


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