Mailing List Message #6031
From: Andrew R. Schmiechen <>
Subject: Re: An log/AUTH question
Date: Mon, 22 May 2000 10:13:02 -0500
To: Systems <>, SIMS <>
What you are seeing is a Netscape Server's method of identification with
other servers.  It's all based on LDAP standards.  It's basically
identifying itself (cn=mail-blizzard,, ou=Netscape
Servers), then trying to find the same info about you.  I'm not sure why it
tries to authenticate, but it does.  I used to run a Netscape server and had
another sys admin call me to ask why it constantly tried to log into his
Exchange server.  This is normal behavior for Netscape Servers.


> From: "Systems" <>
> Date: Fri, 19 May 2000 13:53:57 -0700
> Subject: An log/AUTH question
> Regularly I get this in my log:
> 10:18:17 0 SYSTEM Account {cn=mail-blizzard,,
> ou=Netscape Servers} Resources open failed. Error Code=-43
> 10:18:17 1 SMTP {cn=mail-blizzard,, ou=Netscape
> Servers} AUTH failed: password(evOVKEDUwC) is wrong. Connection from
> []
> 10:18:33 2 SMTP-051( {S.0000155665} received, 2392 bytes
> In this case is a mail server on our provincial ILEC's network.
> Scanning my logs, this seems to happen whenever my server either sends or
> receives from a "Netscape Server".  I guess this behavior is being triggered
> by SIMS advertising AUTH?
> Is anyone familiar with Netscape servers?  Is this some type of trust
> authentication that Netscape mail servers try to do?
> Craig Bowers

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