Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 123141
SMTP Auth no longer working after RHEL 3 Update 2
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:07:01 EST
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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):
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.
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.
/usr/sbin/alternatives --set mta /usr/sbin/sendmail.sendmail
There was an error in the old sendmail package.
*** Bug 123173 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
FWIW , this also breaks loks of perl libs that require /usr/lib/sendmail
/usr/sbin/alternatives --set mta /usr/sbin/sendmail.sendmail fixes
Have the corresponding sendmail RPM(s) been removed, including the
errata? Can't find it on RHN...
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.