[Pkg-exim4-users] STARTTLS not being advertised

Donald Thompson dlt at lunanet.biz
Mon Sep 11 03:59:03 UTC 2006

I have the exim4-daemon-heavy package (and actually its the same problem 
with exim4-daemon-light) installed from sarge. I'm having a terrible 
time trying to get it to advertise STARTTLS on connect.

When I send email out from this server, it successfully sends email 
using TLS to TLS enabled servers. I have generated a certificate using 
the exim-gencert script. In my update-exim4.conf.conf file I have the 
variable MAIN_TLS_ENABLE set to true. If I understand my 
exim4.conf.template correctly, thats all I should need to do.
When I look through my config.autogenerated file, indeed I have the line 
'tls_advertise_hosts = *'.

However, when I connect and do a 'ehlo whatever.com', its not 
advertised. When I do a 'HELP' I see that STARTTLS is available, but the 
server won't let me use it when its not advertised. When I put the 
server into debug mode, I see the line in the output:
20896 host in tls_advertise_hosts? no (option unset)

Anyone know where I'm going wrong?


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