Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 19534
sendmail should be built with TLS and AUTH
Last modified: 2007-03-26 23:36:52 EDT
My suggestion: In future Redhat releases (or even in an interim update),
be good to build sendmail with support for Transport Layer Security
and Authentication (AUTH).
It's nice that Redhat 7.0 is up to sendmail 8.11.0, but it would be even
it was built with sendmail's new support turned on for TLS and
Authentication. It would significantly enhance email security and privacy
those features were available by default in Redhat systems.
Hmm. Upon further study, I see that sendmail _is_ built for AUTH (although not
It would still be nice if sendmail was by default built for STARTTLS, though.
I didn't see AUTH in the reply to EHLO because there was no file /etc/sasldb.
Once I created that file (using saslpasswd) AUTH was presented in the EHLO
The current rpm should be ok. Requiring saslpasswd should also be ok.
Please open a new bugreport is anything is still missing.