SMTP-auth problem

Discussion in 'Server Operation' started by spyroslam, Feb 12, 2007.

  1. spyroslam

    spyroslam New Member

    Hi All,

    I have spent an enormous amount of time on this so please help if you can.

    I am trying to setup my mail server with postfix, mysql and SMT-AUTH (TLS) as kindly described by Falko in http://www.howtoforge.com/virtual_postfix_mysql_quota_courier.

    I use kmail to send/receive.
    pop3 works great but on SMTP i get the below behaviour:

    1) The correct one: When I set "no authentication" and threfore no encryption i can send emails to users in my domain (destinations) but not to outsiders and no relay is allowed which is great

    2) But, when I try to authenticate in order to send to outsiders I always get
    Sending failed:
    Your SMTP server does not support PLAIN. Choose a different authentication method. The server responded: "Error: authentication failed"

    my /var/log/mail.log has the below:
    3comnic postfix/smtpd[26532]: warning: SASL authentication failure: cannot connect to saslauthd server: Permission denied
    Feb 11 17:40:04 3comnic postfix/smtpd[26532]: warning: SASL authentication failure: Password verification failed
    Feb 11 17:40:04 3comnic postfix/smtpd[26532]: warning: unknown[88.218.51.26]: SASL PLAIN authentication failed

    --- /etc/postfix/master.cf has
    smtp inet n - n - - smtpd

    -- /etc/init.d/postfix has
    /etc/sasld2 include in teh FILES directive

    -- /etc/postfix/sals2/smtp.conf has appropriate mech_list
    pwcheck_method: saslauthd
    mech_list: plain login
    allow_plaintext: true
    auxprop_plugin: mysql
    sql_hostnames: 127.0.0.1
    sql_user: provider_admin
    sql_passwd: inevolprovider
    sql_database: provider
    sql_select: select password from users where email = '%u'

    ls -l /var/spool/postfix/var/run/saslauthd/
    total 4
    srwxrwxrwx 1 root root 0 2007-02-11 17:14 mux
    -rw------- 1 root root 0 2007-02-11 17:14 mux.accept
    -rw------- 1 root root 6 2007-02-11 17:14 saslauthd.pid

    Please help. Is it that i need to start the sasldb some way or do I have a permission problem? If it is permission then how do I connect to the sasl server?

    Thanks in advance
     
  2. spyroslam

    spyroslam New Member

    ok I did some steps and have not got this working but have a different problem.

    This is what I did:

    1) adduser postfix sasl
    2) chown -R root:sasl /var/spool/postfix/var/
    3) ln -s /var/spool/postfix/var/run/saslauthd /var/run/saslauthd
    4) chmod 755 /var/spool/postfix/var/run/saslauthd

    So at the moment I get a new kind of problem in /var/log/syslog

    Feb 12 03:27:19 3comnic postfix/smtpd[27234]: warning: SASL authentication failure: cannot connect to saslauthd server: No such file or directory
    Feb 12 03:27:19 3comnic postfix/smtpd[27234]: warning: SASL authentication failure: Password verification failed
    Feb 12 03:27:19 3comnic postfix/smtpd[27234]: warning: dsl-88-218-84-62.customers.vivodi.gr[88.218.84.62]: SASL PLAIN authentication failed


    I found some sources about this aroun but none did the job for me. Anyone with extra ideas?

    thanks
     
  3. falko

    falko Super Moderator ISPConfig Developer

    Please reboot the system. Do you still have the same problem after reboot?
     

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