Problem with LMTP and TLS

Ken Murchison ken at
Wed Jan 28 21:55:30 EST 2004

Josh Endries wrote:
> Hiya list,
> I'm having problems getting TLS working on LMTP. I recently installed 
> the cyrus-imapd22 port in FreeBSD, with OpenSSL, and it seems to be 
> compiled correctly. imaps/pop3s work just fine, and ldd shows the SSL 
> libraries compiled into lmtpd, but for some reason lmtpd doesn't offer 
> STARTTLS. I've been testing with a simple "telnet localhost lmtp" then 
> "LHLO blah". I have the global certs defined in imapd.conf, but other 
> than that I can't remember doing anything to get SSL working. Are there 
> any configuration options I need to set in order for STARTTLS to show up 
> in lmtpd? Does this touch SASL at all (that has working SSL in it also, 
> but I'm out of ideas)?

Are you running lmtpd qith the -a option (preauth)?  If so, then 
STARTTLS won't be offered, and you'll see AUTH EXTERNAL offered.

Other than that, I can't think of any reason why imapd and pop3d would 
offer STARTTLS and lmtpd wouldn't.

Kenneth Murchison     Oceana Matrix Ltd.
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