[Pkg-exim4-users] Downgrading or removing TLS due to lack of entropy

Marc Haber mh+pkg-exim4-users at zugschlus.de
Thu Jan 19 14:43:59 UTC 2006

On Mon, Jan 09, 2006 at 09:50:34PM +0100, Jeremiah Foster wrote:
> I have configured exim4 (with considerable help from Marc Haber,) to
> listen on port 587 with TLS. Due to the entropy bug my mail is getting
> frozen and comes back with this error message; "smtp transport process
> returned non-zero status 0x0200: exit code 2"
> When trying to debug the message using exim4 -d -M 1Ew3mJ-0005AX-E9 I
> get a lot of output and no delivery, sometimes a message saying "Fatal:
> out of entropy" appears after debugging.
> Is there any way to remove TLS so that mail can continue to flow?

Yes. The information about how to disable TLS and how to allow SMTP
AUTH over unencrypted connections is in README.Debian.

Additionally, the latest exim4 packages (starting with 4.60-3) allow
optionally build with openssl instead of GnuTLS. If you have the
possiblity to re-build exim4 locally, this may be an option. I would
also be interested in learning whether this actually works better than


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