[Pkg-exim4-users] STARTTLS not being advertised

Marc Haber mh+pkg-exim4-users at zugschlus.de
Mon Sep 11 08:51:05 UTC 2006

On Sun, Sep 10, 2006 at 09:59:03PM -0600, Donald Thompson wrote:
> 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 = *'.

This sounds strange, since tls_advertise_hosts is usually set via a
tls_advertise_hosts = MAIN_TLS_ADVERTISE_HOSTS

Can you please check whether MAIN_TLS_ENABLE is really set in
/var/lib/exim4/config.autogenerated and whether
MAIN_TLS_ADVERTISE_HOSTS may be set to some undesireable value?

I suspect that you are using split config while editing the non-split
config file.


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