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Postfix MTA using libsaslc(3) on NetBSD 6.x:

first, verify that postfix(1) knows about libsaslc:

% sudo postconf -A
  • create (as superuser) the following postfix config files:
myhostname =
mydomain =
mynetworks_style = host
alias_maps = hash:/etc/mail/aliases
# SMTP client settings:
relayhost = []:submission
smtp_generic_maps = hash:/etc/postfix/generic
smtp_sasl_auth_enable = yes
smtp_sasl_password_maps = hash:/etc/postfix/sasl_passwd
smtp_sasl_security_options = noplaintext, noanonymous
smtp_sasl_tls_security_options = noanonymous
## explicitly allow/prohibit certain SSL protocols:
#smtp_tls_mandatory_protocols = !SSLv2, !SSLv3, TLSv1
## use of "may" option allows fallback to cleartext
#smtp_tls_security_level = may
smtp_tls_security_level = encrypt
smtp_sasl_type = saslc
# applies to msgs to be delivered off-site
(for security set ownership to root:wheel, permissions to 600)
  • hash /etc/postfix/{generic,sasl_passwd}, then check and reload configs:
% cd /etc/postfix/
% sudo postmap generic sasl_passwd  # creates generic.db & sasl_passwd.db
% sudo postfix check                # no output unless errors
% sudo /etc/rc.d/postfix reload
  • test to verify everything is working correctly:
% mailx
  Subject: test
% sudo tail -n10 /var/log/maillog | grep smtp
  Apr 27 08:53:42 mypc postfix/smtp[13387]: A61631F1FDC: to=<>, \[]:587, delay=3.9, delays=0.02/0/3.7/0.11, dsn=2.0.0, status=sent \
  (250 2.0.0 s3RFrfvZ010436 Message accepted for delivery)

You should now be set up to use SDF's SMTP server. Enjoy!

Postfix MTA using libsaslc(3) on NetBSD 6.x: - traditional link (using RCS)

postfix_mta_on_netbsd_6.x.txt · Last modified: 2021/03/12 19:40 by hc9