sendmail 8.13.6 on FC2 server with SASL/STARTTLS
We installed sendmail 8.13.6, but authorization using a username and
password from Thunderbird is not working as before.
I don't have time to upgrade the server to FC4 or 5 right now. I'd just
like to configure sendmail 8.13.6 so that it worked as before.
The latest sendmail built for FC is 8.12.11, so I can't use that because
of the security problem.
The instructions with sendmail were used:
sh Build -c -f `pwd`/devtools/Site/site.config.m4
to include STARTTLS, etc.
The previous configuration files (sendmail.mc) from 8.12.11 were
The only thing I can think of is that the sendmail binary
produced is a dynamic library, whereas the one distributed
with FC2 is a shared executable. I've built sendmail shared, but it
fails with a segmentation fault.
Does anyone know the ENVDEFS that should be used to build
a shared binary for FC?
Thanks in advance. Any advice appreciated.
What's in the mail log when you try to send a mail?
What's the output of
What's the output of
[root@geta sendmail-8.13.6]# telnet localhost 25
Connected to localhost.
Escape character is '^]'.
220 geta.colorado.edu ESMTP Sendmail 8.13.6/8.13.6; Fri, 31 Mar 2006 17:13:08 -0700
250-geta.colorado.edu Hello geta.colorado.edu [127.0.0.1], pleased to meet you
250-AUTH DIGEST-MD5 CRAM-MD5
so STARTTLS is starting. Perhaps it has to do with AUTH not listing PLAIN
Not sure what you are looking for with netstat. It is really long so
I just cut out the part about imaps and pop3s.
[root@geta sendmail-8.13.6]# netstat -tap
Active Internet connections (servers and established)
Proto Recv-Q Send-Q Local Address Foreign Address State PID/Program name
tcp 0 0 *:imaps *:* LISTEN 1612/dovecot
tcp 0 0 *:pop3s *:* LISTEN 1612/dovecot
[root@geta sendmail-8.13.6]# file /etc/sendmail8.12.11/sendmail
/etc/sendmail8.12.11/sendmail: setgid ELF 32-bit LSB shared object, Intel 80386, version 1 (SYSV), stripped
[root@geta sendmail-8.13.6]# file /etc/sendmail8.13.6/sendmail
/etc/sendmail8.13.6/sendmail: setgid ELF 32-bit LSB executable, Intel 80386, version 1 (SYSV), for GNU/Linux 2.2.5, dynamically linked (uses shared libs), not stripped
If I build sendmail with
I get a segmentation fault. It doesn't start at all.
[root@geta sendmail-8.13.6]# file obj.Linux.2.6.5-1.358smp.i686/sendmail/sendmail
obj.Linux.2.6.5-1.358smp.i686/sendmail/sendmail: ELF 32-bit LSB shared object, Intel 80386, version 1 (SYSV), not stripped
[root@geta sendmail-8.13.6]# ./obj.Linux.2.6.5-1.358smp.i686/sendmail/sendmail -d0.1
tcp 0 0 *:smtp *:* LISTEN
Yes, sendmail is running.
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