Best Way to Control Relaying?

Alex Neuman van der Hans alex at
Thu May 18 23:56:32 IST 2006

Julian Field wrote:
> Alex Neuman van der Hans wrote:
>> 3. Make sure saslauthd is running (and set to run on startup) with:
>> chkconfig saslauthd on
>> service saslauthd start
> One thing worth mentioning. There's a mistake (in my view) in RedHat's 
> supplied configuration of saslauthd.
> In /etc/sysconfig/saslauthd, they have set
> MECH=shadow
> with the result that only /etc/passwd and /etc/shadow will be used to 
> search for usernames and passwords.
> If you use any other mechanism, you will probably want to change this to
> MECH=pam
I'll look into it right away! Thanks...

Question... would this enable people to use methods other than PLAIN and 
LOGIN (like MD5, etc.) to authenticate using supported clients?

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