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Re: exim mailserver



On Mon, Nov 04, 2002 at 08:56:10AM -0500, ZZ wrote:
> At first I tried using PAM, but nothing I did effected exim, then I
> noticed in my exim.conf I found some lines about setting up
> authentication but I can't quite get it working. Are there any guides on
> this? I really want to set this up using SSL since most of the email
> logins will also be shell logins, so sending those logins unencrypted
> seems like a bad idea.

I don't know about the SSL part, but I'll save you the royal pain in
the ass associated with exim and pam...

In /etc/exim/exim.conf...
In Main Configuration Settings add...

# Fix problems with auth.

exim_user=mail
exim_group=shadow

In Authentication Configuration, make it read something like...

######################################################################
#                   AUTHENTICATION CONFIGURATION                     #
######################################################################

# Look in the documentation (in package exim-doc or exim-doc-html for 
# information on how to set up authenticated connections.

plain:
  driver = plaintext
  public_name = PLAIN
  server_condition = "${if pam{$2:$3}{1}{0}}"
  server_set_id = $2

login:
  driver = plaintext
  public_name = LOGIN
  server_prompts = "Username:::Password::"
  server_condition = ${if pam {$1:${sg{$2}{:}{::}}}{yes}{no}}
  server_set_id = $1

# End of Exim configuration file


This took a *long* time for me to figure out, figure I'll save someone
else the trouble.

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