Bug 242602

Summary: mail/ssmtp Mention AuthUser/Pass in sample configuration file
Product: Ports & Packages Reporter: Jan-Piet Mens <ports>
Component: Individual Port(s)Assignee: Mateusz Piotrowski <0mp>
Status: Closed FIXED    
Severity: Affects Some People CC: 0mp, aragon
Priority: --- Flags: bugzilla: maintainer-feedback? (aragon)
Version: Latest   
Hardware: Any   
OS: Any   

Description Jan-Piet Mens 2019-12-12 14:21:48 UTC
The example file ssmtp.conf.sample does not at all mention either STARTTLS or authentication for target MTAs, something which I assume is needed by many people.

Would it be a good idea to at least add, in comments, an indication thereof? Something along these lines, maybe:

--- ssmtp.conf.sample   2019-11-15 16:44:44.000000000 +0000
+++ ssmtp.conf.sample.new       2019-12-12 14:18:53.946701000 +0000
@@ -41,3 +41,11 @@
 # If you want to have debugging of the config file parsing, move this option
 # to the top of the config file and uncomment
 #Debug=YES
+
+# Use these parameters for securely authenticating against your
+# mailhub; check ssmtp.conf(5) for further details.
+
+# UseSTARTTLS=YES
+# AuthUser=you@yourdomain.com
+# AuthPass=your-secret-password
+


I'd also like to point out that the home page for ssmtp as recorded at [1] is
no longer valid and seems to have moved to https://packages.qa.debian.org/s/ssmtp.html
Comment 1 Mateusz Piotrowski freebsd_committer 2020-03-05 16:23:17 UTC
(In reply to Jan-Piet Mens from comment #0)

The patch should ideally be upstreamed.
Comment 2 commit-hook freebsd_committer 2020-03-05 16:26:37 UTC
A commit references this bug:

Author: 0mp
Date: Thu Mar  5 16:26:22 UTC 2020
New revision: 527841
URL: https://svnweb.freebsd.org/changeset/ports/527841

Log:
  Mention AuthUser/Pass in sample configuration file

  The example file ssmtp.conf.sample does not at all mention either STARTTLS
  or authentication for target MTAs. This patch fixes that.

  Also, update WWW.

  PR:		242602
  Submitted by:	Jan-Piet Mens <ports@jpmens.net>
  Approved by:	aragon@phat.za.net (maintainer timeout)

Changes:
  head/mail/ssmtp/Makefile
  head/mail/ssmtp/files/patch-ssmtp.conf
  head/mail/ssmtp/pkg-descr
Comment 3 Mateusz Piotrowski freebsd_committer 2020-03-05 16:26:49 UTC
Committed. Thanks!
Comment 4 Jan-Piet Mens 2020-03-05 16:27:53 UTC
(In reply to Mateusz Piotrowski from comment #1)

I sent a message to the author in December, but it wasn't responded to.