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  • Matt K
    I installed Dovenet and Postfix, this is a error that I m getting when I try to send email to my server from Aol or Gmail here is what i was able to find in
    Message 1 of 2 , Dec 30, 2012
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      I installed Dovenet and Postfix, this is a error that I'm getting
      when I try to send email to my server from Aol or Gmail


      here is what i was able to find in /var/log/mail.err
      Dec 28 18:02:36 kraner postfix/smtpd[26226]: fatal: no SASL
      authentication mechanisms
      Dec 28 18:09:17 kraner postfix/smtpd[26229]: fatal: no SASL
      authentication mechanisms
      Dec 28 18:29:15 kraner postfix/smtpd[26395]: fatal: no SASL
      authentication mechanisms
      Dec 28 18:43:18 kraner postfix/smtpd[26736]: fatal: no SASL
      authentication mechanisms
      Dec 28 18:48:59 kraner postfix/smtpd[26741]: fatal: no SASL
      authentication mechanisms
      Dec 29 18:06:06 kraner postfix[27406]: fatal: usage: postfix [-c
      config_dir] [-Dv] command
      Dec 29 18:19:38 kraner postfix/smtpd[27511]: fatal: no SASL
      authentication mechanisms
      Dec 29 18:22:48 kraner postfix/smtpd[27514]: fatal: no SASL
      authentication mechanisms
      Dec 29 20:20:43 kraner postfix/smtpd[27862]: fatal: no SASL
      authentication mechanisms
      Dec 29 20:42:03 kraner postfix/smtpd[27969]: fatal: no SASL
      authentication mechanisms

      Postfix config file

      alias_database = hash:/etc/aliases
      alias_maps = hash:/etc/aliases
      body_checks = regexp:/etc/postfix/body_checks
      command_directory = /usr/sbin
      config_directory = /etc/postfix
      daemon_directory = /usr/lib/postfix
      data_directory = /var/lib/postfix
      debugger_command = PATH=/bin:/usr/bin:/usr/local/bin:/usr/X11R6/bin
      ddd $daemon_directory/$process_name $process_id & sleep 5
      header_checks = regexp:/etc/postfix/header_checks
      home_mailbox = Maildir/
      inet_protocols = ipv4
      local_recipient_maps = proxy:unix:passwd.byname $alias_maps
      mailbox_size_limit = 1073741824
      mailq_path = /usr/bin/mailq
      message_size_limit = 10485760
      mydestination = $myhostname, localhost.$mydomain, localhost, $mydomain
      mydomain = kraner.org
      myhostname = kraner.org
      mynetworks = 127.0.0.0/8
      myorigin = $mydomain
      newaliases_path = /usr/bin/newaliases
      sendmail_path = /usr/sbin/postfix
      setgid_group = postdrop
      smtpd_banner = $myhostname ESMTP $mail_name (@@DISTRO@@)
      smtpd_client_restrictions = permit_mynetworks,reject_unknown_client,permit
      smtpd_recipient_restrictions =
      permit_mynetworks,permit_auth_destination,permit_sasl_authenticated,reject
      smtpd_sasl_auth_enable = yes
      smtpd_sasl_local_domain = $myhostname
      smtpd_sasl_path = private/auth
      smtpd_sasl_security_options = noanonymous
      smtpd_sasl_type = dovecot
      unknown_local_recipient_reject_code = 550
    • Wietse Venema
      ... If that is output from postconf -n , then the Dovecot authentication server provides no (usable) authentication mechanisms. Check out your Dovecot
      Message 2 of 2 , Dec 30, 2012
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        Matt K:
        > Dec 28 18:02:36 kraner postfix/smtpd[26226]: fatal: no SASL
        > authentication mechanisms
        ...
        > smtpd_sasl_auth_enable = yes
        > smtpd_sasl_security_options = noanonymous
        > smtpd_sasl_type = dovecot

        If that is output from "postconf -n", then the Dovecot authentication
        server provides no (usable) authentication mechanisms. Check out
        your Dovecot configuration.

        See http://www.postfix.org/SASL_README.html for pointers.

        Wietse
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