... and the damn thing still won't let me relay. When I base-64 encode my username and password I get a string that looks okay. I get a challenge that looks okay. I pass it to the Sendmail connection with the proper syntax (the syntax looks okay too)... and whammo, failure.
# telnet localhost 25
Connected to localhost.
Escape character is '^]'.
220 panther.black-panther.us ESMTP Sendmail 8.12.10/8.12.10; Tue, 28 Oct 2003 22:57:51 -0500
250-panther.black-panther.us Hello firstname.lastname@example.org [127.0.0.1], pleased to meet you
AUTH PLAIN AGZlcmVuBzhhdWcuIXU=
535 5.7.0 authentication failed
All I get from /var/log/maillog is
Oct 28 22:50:33 panther sendmail: STARTTLS=server, relay=blah.blah.com [www.xxx.yyy.zzz], version=TLSv1/SSLv3, verify=NOT, cipher=RC4-MD5, bits=128/128
Oct 28 22:50:33 panther sendmail: h9T3oXRo003723: ruleset=check_rcpt, arg1=<email@example.com>, relay=blah.blah.com [www.xxx.yyy.zzz], reject=550 5.7.1 <firstname.lastname@example.org>... Relaying denied. Proper authentication required.
Oct 28 22:50:33 panther sendmail: h9T3oXRo003723: from=<email@example.com>, size=0, class=0, nrcpts=0, proto=ESMTP, daemon=MTA, relay=blah.blah.com [www.xxx.yyy.zzz]
I just don't get it. Ah well. It's not terribly important, but it would be nice to get SMTP AUTH working for relays so that I can stop opening up my server to half of Southern Minnesota, ya know?
In other news I went to another real estate agent today (one who happens to be local to my complex no less), and asked her to list options for me in the Wheeling/Buffalo Grove/Vernon Hills area. I wasn't terribly surprised when the answer was "townhouse, condo or coach home?" I'm not enthused about any of those choices -- I've spent the last seven years sharing walls with other people, I would like it to stop now please. I guess this means I'm back to looking at Lansing... but I'll continue to have this agent research options for me in the Northwest Suburbs to see what I might find. You never know, I might like a townhouse. While I seriously doubt it would ever happen (lightning is more likely to strike first) I can't know for certain if I don't at least look.
The epic search continues!
I woke up this morning with a buzz rolling 'round in my brain