Bug#323565: exim4-config: smarthost always tries to authenticate if AUTH is advertised

Marc Haber mh+debian-bugs at zugschlus.de
Wed Aug 17 10:03:48 UTC 2005

Package: exim4-config
Version: 4.52-1
Severity: normal

30_exim4-config_remote_smtp_smarthost says

hosts_try_auth = ${if exists {CONFDIR/passwd.client}{DCsmarthost}{}}

Since exim4 shows a CONFDIR/passwd.clinent file, an exim client will
always try to authenticate to the smarthost if the smarthost
advertises AUTH.

This is a bug, because exim should only try to authenticate when
actual authentication data is present.


-- Package-specific info:
Exim version 4.52 #1 built 02-Jul-2005 06:12:03
Copyright (c) University of Cambridge 2005
Berkeley DB: Sleepycat Software: Berkeley DB 4.2.52: (December  3, 2003)
Support for: iconv() IPv6 GnuTLS
Lookups: lsearch wildlsearch nwildlsearch iplsearch cdb dbm dbmnz dsearch nis nis0 passwd
Authenticators: cram_md5 plaintext
Routers: accept dnslookup ipliteral manualroute queryprogram redirect
Transports: appendfile/maildir/mailstore autoreply lmtp pipe smtp
Fixed never_users: 0
Configuration file is /var/lib/exim4/config.autogenerated

-- System Information:
Debian Release: testing/unstable
  APT prefers unstable
  APT policy: (500, 'unstable'), (500, 'testing'), (500, 'stable')
Architecture: i386 (i686)
Shell:  /bin/sh linked to /bin/bash
Kernel: Linux
Locale: LANG=C, LC_CTYPE=de_DE (charmap=ISO-8859-1)

Versions of packages exim4-config depends on:
ii  adduser                       3.67       Add and remove users and groups
ii  debconf [debconf-2.0]         1.4.57     Debian configuration management sy
ii  passwd                        1:4.0.3-39 change and administer password and

exim4-config recommends no packages.

-- debconf information excluded

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