SuSE Linux, Sendmail and SMTP Auth

Did you ever try to get Sendmail (8.12.x) on SuSE Linux 8.1 accept autenticated SMTP sessions? It’s very easy – even with the out of the box versions of SASL and Sendmail! But if you try, it would be helpfull to know that you have to create a Sendmail-specific config file for SASL.
The file /usr/lib/sasl/sendmail.conf has to contain at least one valid method how Sendmail should check if the user and password are valid. In my case I use PAM and therefore it’s sufficient to have one line in it

    pwcheck_method: PAM

Allowed methods are sasldb, passwd, shadow, PAM, kerberos_v4 or pwcheck

The only thing you need if you use PAM is the corresponding file in /etc/pam.d/ which is in this case named smtp

Update: Today I found some helpful information about SMTP AUTH

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Recently I found »Youpi Key« for Mac OS X. And I like it very much! You can define certain keystrokes, actions and more and assign shortcuts to them. Now I can start all basic apps I need after login, open a browser and display all the websites I like, start background SSH port-forwarding for remote access and so on with just a few shortcuts ;-)