sending mail: problem and solution

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2005-01-24
2013-04-08
  • Tim Ringenbach
    Tim Ringenbach
    2005-01-24

    Hi,
    I recently tried to use hotsmtpd, and it wasn't sending mail. telnet showed the following was happening:

    telnet localhost 2500
    Trying 127.0.0.1...
    Connected to localhost (127.0.0.1).
    Escape character is '^]'.
    220 bags.localdomain SMTP hotsmtpd v0.8.2. ESMTP-HTTPMail Gateway based on hotwayd.
    ehlo hotmail.com
    451-Failed finding an authentication mechanism in cyrus-sasl library
    451 Service not available, closing transmission channel
    Connection closed by foreign host.

    So after much guessing, I got lucky and installed the package libsasl2-plug-plain-2.1.19-5mdk.i586.rpm and now it works. Note that this plugin was a seperate package from the main libsasl2 librarby, which is why it was a problem probably.

     
    • Dave Amies
      Dave Amies
      2005-03-13

      Thank you HEAPS!

      This also helped me getting hotsmtpd working.

       
    • Scott Grayban
      Scott Grayban
      2005-05-02

      w00t !!!!!!! DUDE YOU ARE GOD !!!!!!!!