Johannes Ernst asked:
I’d like to know what my local postfix says to the Amazon SES smtpd after the STARTTLS. In plain text, so I can understand it. Amazon SES requires TLS, so I can’t temporarily turn it off.
I currently log both legs of the traffic with this trick:
mkfifo proxypipe cat proxypipe | nc -l 11111 | tee -a inflow | nc email-smtp.us-east-1.amazonaws.com smtp | tee -a outflow 1>proxypipe
and then I have postfix talk to localhost:11111 instead of email-smtp.us-east-1.amazonaws.com:25. This produces a nice transcript, as long as they are talking in clear text. As soon as STARTTLS shows up, everything turns gibberish of course.
Is there some trick I can route this through openssl, or post-process using openssl or something like that, to figure out what exactly they said to each other? Googling has not produced any answer.
And if that doesn’t get you enough detail to understand what’s going on, you can set
smtp_tls_loglevel 4 to get a complete dump of everything that went over the wire.
Once you’re done, be sure to change your configuration back. You don’t want to leave debugging on for any longer than absolutely necessary.
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