Sendmail patch breaks plain text auth

Myron Williams list at
Wed Mar 29 00:40:31 IST 2006

I had the same problem but fixed it by doing the following.

# vi /usr/lib/sasl2/smtpd.conf
   (it should say pwcheck_method: saslauthd)

# vi /etc/sysconfig/saslauthd
 (it should say MECH=pam)

Then run:
alternatives --config mta
and set it to sendmail

restart/start saslauthd

Systems Administrator

> At the weekend I updated my RH9 Sendmail to the patched version using the
> Fedora Legacy update.  I now have Sendmail
> Only problem is that smtp authentication no longer works.  Has anyone else
> had this problem and if so, do they have a solution handy?
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