I'm trying to set up my sendmail to authenticate against a relay (comcast). I'm not seeing any attempts to authenticate at all. I'm trying to just debug how authentication works, and can't connect all the pieces...
I have, in my .mc file:
define(`RELAY_MAILER_ARGS', `TCP $h 587')dnl define(`SMART_HOST', `relay:smtp.comcast.net.')dnl define(`confAUTH_MECHANISMS', `PLAIN')dnl FEATURE(`authinfo',`hash /etc/mail/client-info')dnl
And in my /etc/mail/client-info:
AuthInfo:*.comcast.net "U:root" "I:comcast_user" "P:comcast_password"
Now, I know everything is fine with the u/p, as I could authenticate directly through SMTP, using telnet.
There are two things I don't understand.
When AuthInfo records are searched for, they are matched by the target hostname. How? Does it it use the map key (something I would expect), or uses the so-called "Domain" ("R:" parameter that I don't set in my auth-info line)
What is "U:", really? Sendmail README (http://www.sendmail.org/m4/smtp_auth.html) says it's "user(authoraztion id)", and "I:" is "authentication ID". That suggests that my username should be in "U:", actually, but http://www.sendmail.org/~ca/email/auth.html says that "I:" is your remote user name.
The session looks like this:
[root@manticore]/etc/mail# sendmail -qf -v Warning: Option: AuthMechanisms requires SASL support (-DSASL) Running /var/spool/mqueue/p97CgcWq023273 (sequence 1 of 399) firstname.lastname@example.org... Connecting to smtp.comcast.net. port 587 via relay... 220 omta19.westchester.pa.mail.comcast.net comcast ESMTP server ready >>> EHLO my.host.name 250-omta19.westchester.pa.mail.comcast.net hello [my.ip.add.res], pleased to meet you 250-HELP 250-AUTH LOGIN PLAIN 250-SIZE 15728640 250-ENHANCEDSTATUSCODES 250-8BITMIME 250-STARTTLS 250 OK >>> STARTTLS 220 2.0.0 Ready to start TLS >>> EHLO my.host.name 250-omta19.westchester.pa.mail.comcast.net hello [my.ip.add.res], pleased to meet you 250-HELP 250-AUTH LOGIN PLAIN 250-SIZE 15728640 250-ENHANCEDSTATUSCODES 250-8BITMIME 250 OK >>> MAIL From:<> SIZE=2183 550 5.1.0 Authentication required MAILER-DAEMON... aliased to postmaster postmaster... aliased to root root... aliased to email@example.com postmaster... aliased to root root... aliased to firstname.lastname@example.org >>> RSET 250 2.0.0 OK [root@manticore]/etc/mail# sendmail -d0.1 Version 8.14.3 Compiled with: DNSMAP LOG MAP_REGEX MATCHGECOS MILTER MIME7TO8 MIME8TO7 NAMED_BIND NETINET NETINET6 NETUNIX NEWDB NIS PIPELINING SCANF SOCKETMAP STARTTLS TCPWRAPPERS USERDB XDEBUG