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Old 11-08-2006, 04:25 PM   #1
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Postfix smtp relay issue


Hi,

I've tried to follow this guide to set up both a smtp server and pop3 mailboxes for a few domains.

It seems to work except that I can't seem to send mail to external addresses. It seems to be that I should be able to, but something is a bit fishy.

I'd be delighted and very grateful if anybody could help.

This is the outcome of a test...

the_server:/etc/postfix# telnet localhost 25
Trying 127.0.0.1...
Connected to localhost.
Escape character is '^]'.
220 fully.qualified.domain.name ESMTP Postfix (Debian/GNU)
helo me@local_virtual_domain
250 fully.qualified.domain.name
mail from: me@local_virtual_domain
250 2.1.0 Ok
rcpt to: me@external_email_address
250 2.1.5 Ok
data
354 End data with <CR><LF>.<CR><LF>
test
.
250 2.0.0 Ok: queued as 854191685BBF
quit
221 2.0.0 Bye
Connection closed by foreign host.



Nov 8 22:19:25 the_server postfix/smtpd[18067]: connect from localhost[127.0.0.1]
Nov 8 22:20:14 the_server postfix/smtp[19035]: fatal: specify a password table via the `smtp_sasl_password_maps' configuration parameter
Nov 8 22:20:15 the_server postfix/master[18051]: warning: process /usr/lib/postfix/smtp pid 19035 exit status 1
Nov 8 22:20:15 the_server postfix/master[18051]: warning: /usr/lib/postfix/smtp: bad command startup -- throttling
Nov 8 22:20:32 the_server postfix/smtpd[18067]: CF32188C345: client=localhost[127.0.0.1]
Nov 8 22:20:41 the_server postfix/cleanup[19817]: CF32188C345: message-id=<20061108222031.CF32188C345@fully.qualified.domain.name>
Nov 8 22:20:41 the_server postfix/qmgr[18059]: CF32188C345: from=<me@local_virtual_domain>, size=381, nrcpt=1 (queue active)
Nov 8 22:20:43 the_server postfix/smtpd[18067]: disconnect from localhost[127.0.0.1]
Nov 8 22:21:15 the_server postfix/smtp[20693]: fatal: specify a password table via the `smtp_sasl_password_maps' configuration parameter
Nov 8 22:21:18 the_server postfix/master[18051]: warning: process /usr/lib/postfix/smtp pid 20693 exit status 1
Nov 8 22:21:18 the_server postfix/master[18051]: warning: /usr/lib/postfix/smtp: bad command startup -- throttling
 
Old 11-09-2006, 04:56 AM   #2
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Hi

The error is in your log file

fatal: specify a password table via the `smtp_sasl_password_maps' configuration parameter

You havent specified a passwd table in your config file, and once you have done that you need to

#postmap config_file

This should then hash the table so postfix can read it
 
Old 11-20-2006, 07:49 AM   #3
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Hi and thanks for your help so far....

I saw that, but was surprised that the tutorial would leave out something so important.

Is that information not superceded by the config in the etc/postfix/sasl/smtpd.conf?

I thought that maybe the clue was in the sentence (in the tutorial) - "The only pitfall is that Debian runs Postfix in a chroot'ed environment in /var/spool/postfix by default".

I tried moving the smtpd.conf file for /etc/postfix/sasl to /var/spool/postfix/etc/postfix/sasl and it failed again. However this time it failed after I specified the recipient with "554 me@external_email_address: Relay access denied.

Do you think I am on the right track?

I'm still getting the error message about the smtp_sasl_password_maps file though :-(
 
Old 11-22-2006, 01:34 PM   #4
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Anyone? I'm just about to dive in and start experimenting so any last minute tips would be very much appreciated.
 
  


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