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TLSMGR(8postfix)                                                                 TLSMGR(8postfix)

       tlsmgr - Postfix TLS session cache and PRNG manager

       tlsmgr [generic Postfix daemon options]

       The  tlsmgr(8)  manages  the  Postfix  TLS  session caches.  It stores and retrieves cache
       entries on request by smtpd(8) and smtp(8) processes,  and  periodically  removes  entries
       that have expired.

       The  tlsmgr(8)  also  manages  the  PRNG (pseudo random number generator) pool. It answers
       queries by the smtpd(8) and smtp(8) processes to seed their internal PRNG pools.

       The tlsmgr(8)'s PRNG pool is initially seeded from an external source (EGD,  /dev/urandom,
       or  regular  file).   It is updated at configurable pseudo-random intervals with data from
       the external source. It is updated periodically with data from TLS session  cache  entries
       and  with the time of day, and is updated with the time of day whenever a process requests
       tlsmgr(8) service.

       The tlsmgr(8) saves the PRNG state to an exchange file periodically and when  the  process
       terminates, and reads the exchange file when initializing its PRNG.

       The tlsmgr(8) is not security-sensitive. The code that maintains the external and internal
       PRNG pools does not "trust" the data that it manipulates, and the code that maintains  the
       TLS  session  cache  does not touch the contents of the cached entries, except for seeding
       its internal PRNG pool.

       The tlsmgr(8) can be run chrooted and with reduced privileges.  At process startup it con‐
       nects  to  the entropy source and exchange file, and creates or truncates the optional TLS
       session cache files.

       With Postfix version 2.5 and later, the tlsmgr(8) no  longer  uses  root  privileges  when
       opening  cache files. These files should now be stored under the Postfix-owned data_direc‐
       tory.  As a migration aid, an attempt to open a cache file under a  non-Postfix  directory
       is redirected to the Postfix-owned data_directory, and a warning is logged.

       Problems and transactions are logged to the syslog daemon.

       There  is  no  automatic  means  to  limit the number of entries in the TLS session caches
       and/or the size of the TLS cache files.

       Changes to main.cf are not picked up automatically, because tlsmgr(8) is a persistent pro‐
       cesses.  Use the command "postfix reload" after a configuration change.

       The text below provides only a parameter summary. See postconf(5) for more details includ‐
       ing examples.

       lmtp_tls_loglevel (0)
              The LMTP-specific version of the smtp_tls_loglevel configuration parameter.

       lmtp_tls_session_cache_database (empty)
              The LMTP-specific  version  of  the  smtp_tls_session_cache_database  configuration

       lmtp_tls_session_cache_timeout (3600s)
              The  LMTP-specific  version  of  the  smtp_tls_session_cache_timeout  configuration

       smtp_tls_loglevel (0)
              Enable additional Postfix SMTP client logging of TLS activity.

       smtp_tls_session_cache_database (empty)
              Name of the file containing the optional Postfix SMTP client TLS session cache.

       smtp_tls_session_cache_timeout (3600s)
              The expiration time of Postfix SMTP client TLS session cache information.

       smtpd_tls_loglevel (0)
              Enable additional Postfix SMTP server logging of TLS activity.

       smtpd_tls_session_cache_database (empty)
              Name of the file containing the optional Postfix SMTP server TLS session cache.

       smtpd_tls_session_cache_timeout (3600s)
              The expiration time of Postfix SMTP server TLS session cache information.

       tls_random_source (see 'postconf -d' output)
              The external entropy source for the in-memory tlsmgr(8) pseudo random number gener‐
              ator (PRNG) pool.

       tls_random_bytes (32)
              The  number  of bytes that tlsmgr(8) reads from $tls_random_source when (re)seeding
              the in-memory pseudo random number generator (PRNG) pool.

       tls_random_exchange_name (see 'postconf -d' output)
              Name of the pseudo random number generator (PRNG) state file that is maintained  by

       tls_random_prng_update_period (3600s)
              The  time between attempts by tlsmgr(8) to save the state of the pseudo random num‐
              ber generator (PRNG) to the file specified with $tls_random_exchange_name.

       tls_random_reseed_period (3600s)
              The maximal time between attempts by tlsmgr(8) to re-seed the in-memory pseudo ran‐
              dom number generator (PRNG) pool from external sources.

       config_directory (see 'postconf -d' output)
              The default location of the Postfix main.cf and master.cf configuration files.

       data_directory (see 'postconf -d' output)
              The  directory with Postfix-writable data files (for example: caches, pseudo-random

       daemon_timeout (18000s)
              How much time a Postfix daemon process may take to handle a request  before  it  is
              terminated by a built-in watchdog timer.

       process_id (read-only)
              The process ID of a Postfix command or daemon process.

       process_name (read-only)
              The process name of a Postfix command or daemon process.

       syslog_facility (mail)
              The syslog facility of Postfix logging.

       syslog_name (see 'postconf -d' output)
              The  mail  system  name that is prepended to the process name in syslog records, so
              that "smtpd" becomes, for example, "postfix/smtpd".

       smtp(8), Postfix SMTP client
       smtpd(8), Postfix SMTP server
       postconf(5), configuration parameters
       master(5), generic daemon options
       master(8), process manager
       syslogd(8), system logging

       Use "postconf readme_directory" or "postconf html_directory" to locate this information.
       TLS_README, Postfix TLS configuration and operation

       The Secure Mailer license must be distributed with this software.

       This service was introduced with Postfix version 2.2.

       Lutz Jaenicke
       BTU Cottbus
       Allgemeine Elektrotechnik
       Universitaetsplatz 3-4
       D-03044 Cottbus, Germany

       Adapted by:
       Wietse Venema
       IBM T.J. Watson Research
       P.O. Box 704
       Yorktown Heights, NY 10598, USA


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