''${cipher_bits}'' '''


TLS encryption keylength V8.11 and above

When an inbound connection is made, the connecting client can request to use STARTTLS for an encrypted session. When an outbound connection is made, the local machine can request to use STARTTLS for an encrypted session with the remote host. In either scenario, after agreement has been made to encrypt, the ${alg_bits}, ${cert_issuer}, ${cert_subject}, ${cert}, ${cipher_bits}, ${cipher}, ${cn_issuer}, ${cn_subject}, ${tls_version}, and ${verify} macros are given values that describe the nature of the connection.

This ${cipher_bits} macro contains as its value the keylength (in bits) of the symmetric encryption algorithm used for a TLS connection. The value is a text representation of an integer value. If ${tls_version} has a value, the value in ${cipher_bits} is included as part of the text in the Received: header:

(version=${tls_version} cipher=${cipher} bits=${cipher_bits} verify=${verify})

If ${tls_version} lacks a value, the preceding text is not included.

${cipher_bits} is transient. If it is defined in the configuration file or in the command line, that definition is ignored by sendmail. Note that a $& prefix is necessary when you reference this macro in rules (that is, use $&{cipher_bits}, not ${cipher_bits}).

    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