''${auth_ssf}'' '''


AUTH encryption keylength V8.11 and above

If a connection is authenticated with RFC2554 AUTH, and if an encryption layer is used, a keylength will be associated with the encryption used. This ${auth_ssf} macro is assigned that length, which is an integer representation of the number of bits used. This is the actual keylength.

This ${auth_ssf} macro is used in two places in the default sendmail.cf file. It is used by a common subroutine called from the tls_rcpt (Section, tls_client (Section, and tls_server (Section rule sets. It is also used as part of the default Received: header:

HReceived: $?sfrom $s $.$?_($?s$|from $.$_)
        $.$?{auth_type}(authenticated$?{auth_ssf} bits=${auth_ssf}$.)
        $.by $j ($v/$Z)$?r with $r$. id $i$?{tls_version}
        (version=${tls_version} cipher=${cipher} bits=${cipher_bits} 
        for $u; $|;

The ${auth_ssf} macro is useful for adding your own rules to policy rule sets. Note that a $& prefix is necessary when you reference this macro in rules (that is, use $&{auth_ssf}, not ${auth_ssf}).

${auth_ssf} is transient. If defined in the configuration file or in the command line, that definition can be ignored by sendmail.

    Part I: Build and Install
    Part II: Administration
    Part III: The Configuration File
    Chapter 21. The D (Define a Macro) Configuration Command
    Chapter 24. The O (Options) Configuration Command