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From: Wietse Venema (wietseporcupine.org)
Date: Wed Dec 03 2008 - 18:36:53 CST
> On Thu, Dec 04, 2008 00:02:33 AM +0100, mouss wrote:
> > Roderick A. Anderson a ?crit :
> > > Magnus B?ck wrote:
> > >> [snip]
> > >> Why do you insist on testing this with telnet?...
> > >
> > > Because I can do it one step at a time and see the results that
> > > Postfix sends back. I hadn't thought of telnet possibly munging
> > > base64 encoded values. They looked like ASCII-only to me.
> > well, you said you tried google and possibly other things. but did
> > you try http://www.postfix.org/SASL_README.html#server_test
> > ...
> Sorry to step in, but I already pointed out one year ago or so that
> there is a problem with answers like these. In the results of many
> Postfix-related searches, especially those a newbye may make, the
> official postfix.org pages often are _far_ from being the first
> result: before them you get a screenful or so of links to howtos which
> (seem to) "just work", so you never get to the postfix pages, nor feel
> any need to get there. I posted specific examples of this here last year.
> That's why there are, several times a year, cases like the one above:
> for some reason that, sorry, I'm unable to help with, the official
> documentation is quite SEU (Search Engine Unoptimized). Don't ask me
> why, but that's what happens.
Next time, try the SEARCH field on the Postfix home page.
It's been there for at least five years.