[Xymon] [SOLVED] Problem with the smtps test (unspecified SSL error)

Novosielski, Ryan novosirj at umdnj.edu
Tue Oct 2 09:29:24 CEST 2012

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On 10/02/2012 02:22 AM, Jeremy Laidman wrote:
> On 2 October 2012 13:18, Novosielski, Ryan <novosirj at umdnj.edu
> Agreed.  Although that post was from 7 years ago, and a lot has
> happened since then.  For instance, STARTTLS is supported for
> LDAPv3, so perhaps support for SMTP/STARTTLS is nigh.
> At some point, Henrik has to draw a line at the depth of
> multi-layer protocols he supports.  Perhaps it's time for an
> external test script instead.  You can then add a bunch of other
> email tests such as anti-relay, anti-virus, bogus sender domain,
> etc.

While that is true (that one must draw the line somewhere), I think
STARTTLS is a common enough one-layer-deep protocol that is pretty
reasonable to support as it's used by a variety of things. Not worth
the amount of effort it sounded like was described in the earlier
post, but something to look toward when parts get rewritten I think.

Anyways, thanks so much for your pointers. Those couple of tests were
sitting broken for quite awhile, and I even had the OpenSSL output (it
appeared in the bbd test for my network machine), but for some reason
the fact that telnetting to the port and getting readable stuff back
very much implied no SSL escaped me earlier.

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