SMTP Auth just stopped working after Debian upgrade

Discussion in 'General' started by snowfly, Feb 14, 2013.

  1. snowfly

    snowfly Member

    Today I ran an apt-get update and then apt-get upgrade, and two packages were updated:

    Since this, SMTP auth has stopped working with the following message in /var/log/
    SASL LOGIN authentication failed: authentication failure

    This is a standard ISPConfig system on Debian Squeeze.

    Any ideas?
  2. till

    till Super Moderator Staff Member ISPConfig Developer

  3. snowfly

    snowfly Member

    Just managed to fix the problem by restarting sasauthd:
    /etc/init.d/saslauthd restart

    Weird, now all our clients can send email again via SMTP.
    Perhaps the package upgrade didn't restart saslauthd.
  4. Norman

    Norman Member HowtoForge Supporter

    Can confirm there's an issue in latest debian repository updates.

    Looks like this is caused by libssl / openssl package update breaking something in saslauthd unless you restart it manually.
  5. edge

    edge Active Member Moderator

    Had the same problem this morning!
  6. kurdak

    kurdak New Member

    I have the same after the upgrade: "libssl0.9.8" and "openssl" emails stopped working: (
  7. till

    till Super Moderator Staff Member ISPConfig Developer

    Download the ispconfig tar.gz again, unpack it and run the update.php script in the install folder. Choose to reconfigure services during update.

    Some users reported that this fixed the issue.
  8. kurdak

    kurdak New Member

    Update does not fix the error. Luckily I had a backup disk :)
    Please help me how to fix it.
  9. edge

    edge Active Member Moderator

    I also needed to restart postgrey to make all work again.

    /etc/init.d/postgrey restart
  10. otbono

    otbono New Member

    Thank you !

    /etc/init.d/saslauthd restart works like a charm !

    Thank you !
    Orlando Tempobono

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