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date: 2006-11-18 14:37:02+00:00

Postfix chroot + SASL authentication (saslauthd)

categories: - Howto - Linux - Postfix - Security

Scenario :

You run Postfix non-chrooted with SMTP auth though SASL authentication (using saslauthd)

The issue :

When chrooted, Postfix needs access to saslauthd sock file, which is not in the chroot area

The fix :

We consider Postfix chroot is under /var/spool/postfix

mkdir -p /var/spool/postfix/var/run mv /var/run/saslauthd /var/spool/postfix/var/run/ ln -s /var/spool/postfix/var/run/saslauthd /var/run

Configure Postfix to run chrooted (script available here :