Tuesday, January 6, 2009
I recently ran some updates on my FreeBSD server and ran into a problem that resulted in the following error in /var/log/maillog
warning: SASL authentication failure: cannot connect to saslauthd server: No such file or directory
The update process tends to kill saslauthd which will generally restart itself properly on reboot, but if you’re in the middle of a long rebuild and need to restore mail service quickly some or all of the following may help:
In the years since, I’ve moved to Dovecot.
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