Re: SSL support for Sendmail
On Thu, 25 Oct 2001, Andrew Pollock wrote:
> There doesn't appear to be a separate package for Sendmail that has SSL
> support, and I presume the standard Sendmail package doesn't have it, is
> that correct?
True, that would require a package in Non-US, which, given the current
governmental paranoia - I wont be uploading. I had hoped Debian would
be adding crypto to main, but I'll bet thats stalled for the same
A few people have mentioned doing so, but iirc, non have gone through
the new-maintainer process as of yet.
> Is it possible to do SSL'ed Sendmail easily with Debian (like for example,
> it is with IMAPS)
Indeed, if you obtain the .deb from someone, using SSL/TLS is quite
easy - a sample certificate will be automagically created - *AND* you'll
have support for STARTTLS *AND* SMTPS (stunnel) built in.
If want to build the package locally, its fairly trivial (I *ONLY* run
1. mkdir <sandbox>
2. cd <sandbox>
3. apt-get source sendmail
4. cd sendmail*
5. Peek at debian/control and make sure you've the appropriate
build dependancies installed (+ openssl-dev)
6. debian/rules enable-tls
7. dpkg-buildpackage -us -us -rfakeroot
8. dpkg --install ../sendmail-tls*.deb
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