On Monday 16 May 2005 3:52 pm, Nick Gilbert wrote: > Hi, > > I have IMAP authentication working for vpopmail and standard linux > users, but I have a problem with SMTP authentication. > > I need SMTP authentication to work for standard linux users (I'm not > worried about vpop users at all for SMTP-AUTH). I have built my box > using the instructions on Shupp.org (Bill Schupp). I understand that > Bill's toaster incorporates a Qmail AUTH patch but when I try to login > it doesn't work: > > Escape character is '^]'. > 220 blue.x-rm.com ESMTP > ehlo localhost > 250-blue.x-rm.com > 250-STARTTLS > 250-PIPELINING > 250-8BITMIME > 250-SIZE 0 > 250 AUTH LOGIN PLAIN CRAM-MD5 > auth login > 334 VXNlcm5hbWU6 > bmljaw== > 334 UGFzc3dvcmQ6 > <base64 encoded password> > 535 authentication failed (#5.7.1) > > I also have this line in /var/log/maillog > > May 16 20:56:23 blue vpopmail: vchkpw-smtp: vpopmail user not > found nick@:127.0.0.1 > > ..which implies that perhaps it's only looking for vpopmail users rather > than /etc/passwd users. > > I would like it to work for /etc/passwd users only, or both vpopmail AND > /etc/passwd users - whichever is easier. > > Can someone please give me some pointers on how I can fix this problem > so that normal shell account users can authenticate.
I think smtp auth requires a clear text password for CRAM-MD5 authentication to work. If so, /etc/passwd users won't be able to use smtp authentication. Ken Jones