I had a smiliar problem after following Falko's (excellent) guide. Got it to work after changing the auth method in /etc/sysconfig/saslauthd:
SASLAUTHD_AUTHMECH = shadow
(this was set to PAM before)
Since the change everything works perfectly. You can verify your user/pass with 'testsaslauthd -u user -p passwd'
I think this should also work with PAM, but then you have to provide an appropriate conf in /etc/pam.d for smtp (PAM ist the Suse standard for authentication)
Last edited by Kronos; 6th August 2005 at 13:18.