With the new OpenSMTPD syntax change which landed with OpenBSD 6.4 release, changes are needed for making opensmtpd to act as a lan relay to a smtp server. This case wasn’t covered in my previous article about opensmtpd, I was only writing about relaying from the local machine, not for a network. Mike (a reader of the blog) shared that it would be nice to have an article about it. Here it is! :)
A simple configuration would look like the following:
listen on em0 listen on lo0 table aliases db:/etc/mail/aliases.db table secrets db:/etc/mail/secrets.db action "local" mbox alias <aliases> action "relay" relay host smtps://firstname.lastname@example.org auth <secrets> match for local action "local" match from any for any action "relay"
The daemon will listen on em0 interface, and mail delivered from the network will be relayed to remote-smtpd.tld.
For a relay using authentication, the login and passwords must be
defined in the file /etc/mail/secrets like this:
smtpd.conf(5) explains creation of /etc/mail/secrets like this:
touch /etc/mail/secrets chmod 640 /etc/mail/secrets chown root:_smtpd /etc/mail/secrets