Re: Balsa 2.5.6-1:Cannot initialize GSS security context

Hello Albrecht:

first of all many thanks for your support.

I am using balsa git version 2.5.3a-144-g8d6ac09 on my old 32 bit machine and it works perfectly with the Microsoft server. As a temporary workaround I compose emails for the business account of my employer on my new 64 bit machine, and copy the mail file to my 32 bit old machine for sending.

I don't think that the observed problem is a general one of balsa because it was working before perfectly. Maybe some code was changed from git version 2.5.3a-144-g8d6ac09 to version 2.5.6-1, or a library was changed.

John Jack Doe

On 14 Dec 2018 19:31:14, Albrecht Dreß wrote:
Hi John Jack Doe:

Am 13.12.18 15:50 schrieb(en) JohnJackDoe tele2 de:
It seems that everything is working well with the exception of sending mails via the IMAP account (the only one I have) of an Microsoft ESMTP MAIL Service. I always get the failure message 'Connecting SMTP server x@x.x (email@x.x) failed: cannot initialize GSS security context: An invalid status code was supplied'.

I tried to reproduce the issue with the latest GIT code, sending messages to a Postfix server with GSSAPI enabled, but I unfortunately cannot reproduce the issue (i.e. it works for me). The error message is confusing, but all we can get from the kerberos libs… Maybe Microsoft behaves differently as expected by the Linux libs; I don't have access to such a machine.

Did you check if you have a valid Kerberos ticket (say “klist”)? Did you use Kerberos authentication on your old machine? As the server offers other authentication methods, it might be an option to disable Kerberos. Unfortunately, the code does not try to fall back to an other method if Kerberos fails, I'll fix that.

I will set up a vm with your config and try to reproduce the issue, but this will take some time, as well as the fallback method if Kerberos fails (I'll be away from my development box during the next few days).


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