[Wolves] Postfix transport issue.

Simon B. simonb at geek-web.co.uk
Fri Feb 13 14:44:08 UTC 2009

Ron Wellsted wrote:
> On Fri, Feb 13, 2009 at 12:31:13PM +0000, Simon B. wrote:
>> I need to set up a transport rule/entry (in /etc/postfix/transport), in 
>> the format of 'domain smtp:nexthop'.
>> The one issue I have is that the nexthop requires authentication.
>> If the next hop was to relay for all domains no problem at all (that can 
>> mostly be done in the main.cf) but as its just for one domain its a bit 
>> painful.
>> The nexthop is not managed by me and hence I cant change any 
>> configuration there.
> Hi Simon,
> Postfix SASL is your friend.  See
> http://www.postfix.org/SASL_README.html you need the section "Enabling
> SASL authentication in the Postfix SMTP client" which allows you to
> specify a username for each machine used to deliver mail to.
> e.g.
> transports.cf:
> domain smtp:nexthop:25
> saslpw.cf:
> nexthop username:password
Thanks for that, thats just what I was after. Tis odd I've used SASL and 
transports but it didn't occur to me to be honest. I blame it beging friday.


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