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0002271ClearOSapp-smtp - SMTP Serverpublic2015-03-22 12:042017-03-21 08:41
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Product Version6.6.0 
Target Version6.9.0 UpdatesFixed in Version 
Summary0002271: Inconsistent approach to SMTP Authentication
DescriptionIf you have SMTP authentication disabled in the webconfig, it is still enabled for SMTPS (port 465) because of the line:
smtps inet n - n - - smtpd -o smtpd_tls_wrappermode=yes -o smtpd_sasl_auth_enable=yes

I believe it should either be disabled (as the webconfig suggests) or enabled for STARTTLS (port 587) as well with:
submission inet n - n - - smtpd -o smtpd_sasl_auth_enable=yes

If it is enabled for STARTTLS as well then the webconfig should make it clear that it SMTP Authentication means port 25 only and that it is enabled anyway on port 465 (and 587).

Note SMTPS was never ratified as a standard so if only one secure method were enabled, arguably it should be STARTTLS and not SMTPS.

Ultimately it would be better to have a switch for each method of authentication.
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Date Modified Username Field Change
2015-03-22 12:04 NickH New Issue
2015-03-23 12:14 pbaldwin Status new => acknowledged
2015-11-11 11:54 pbaldwin Target Version => 6.8.0 Beta 1
2015-11-11 11:54 pbaldwin Issue cloned: 0006041
2015-11-11 11:54 pbaldwin Relationship added related to 0006041
2016-02-16 11:39 pbaldwin Summary Inconsistant approach to SMTP Authentication => Inconsistent approach to SMTP Authentication
2016-06-09 08:34 pbaldwin Target Version 6.8.0 Beta 1 => 6.8.0 Updates
2017-03-21 08:41 pbaldwin Target Version 6.8.0 Updates => 6.9.0 Updates