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Old 10-01-2006, 08:27 PM   #1
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imap login question

Hi, I have been trying to get courier-imap/postfix working for a few weeks now, with no success...
The situation is this, I am able to send and receive email(to/from all domains), from local machine. But when I am unable to log into IMAP server, but can log into POP3 server.
I can run authtest and authenumerate and produce the results to show a valid account, username and password, but when logging in via telnet to test login, I get login failed.
I have read through the log files, which only show the user/pass entered and the fact that it failed, but no explination as to why

here is the output from authtest

server:/home/tom # /usr/local/sbin/authtest luke lukegolf
Authentication succeeded.

Authenticated: luke (system username: luke)
Home Directory: /home/luke
Maildir: (none)
Quota: (none)
Encrypted Password: bk6Sm0eFomxw2
Cleartext Password: lukegolf
Options: (none)

here is my authdaemonrc file
##NAME: authmodulelist:0
# The authentication modules that are linked into authdaemond. The
# default list is installed. You may selectively disable modules simply
# by removing them from the following list. The available modules you
# can use are: authcustom authcram authuserdb authldap authpam

authmodulelist="authcustom authcram authuserdb authldap authpam"

##NAME: authmodulelistorig:1
# This setting is used by Courier's webadmin module, and should be left
# alone

authmodulelistorig="authcustom authcram authuserdb authldap authpam"

##NAME: daemons:0
# The number of daemon processes that are started. authdaemon is typically
# installed where authentication modules are relatively expensive: such
# as authldap, or authmysql, so it's better to have a number of them running.
# PLEASE NOTE: Some platforms may experience a problem if there's more than
# one daemon. Specifically, SystemV derived platforms that use TLI with
# socket emulation. I'm suspicious of TLI's ability to handle multiple
# processes accepting connections on the same filesystem domain socket.
# You may need to increase daemons if as your system load increases. Symptoms
# include sporadic authentication failures. If you start getting
# authentication failures, increase daemons. However, the default of 5
# SHOULD be sufficient. Bumping up daemon count is only a short-term
# solution. The permanent solution is to add more resources: RAM, faster
# disks, faster CPUs...


##NAME: version:0
# When you have multiple versions of authdaemond.* installed, authdaemond
# just picks the first one it finds. Set "version" to override that.
# For example: version=authdaemond.plain


##NAME: authdaemonvar:0
# authdaemonvar is here, but is not used directly by authdaemond. It's
# used by various configuration and build scripts, so don't touch it!


If anyone could give me any ideas, that would be fantastic!!!
Thanks in advance
Old 10-02-2006, 08:28 AM   #2
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if you don't have a maildir then there is no place for courier to read mail from and so to the daemon your account doens't quite exist.

what pop3 server are you using? and did you configure postfix to use maildir's? if not, then you can't use courier. a postfix+courier howto should explain all this
Old 10-04-2006, 02:59 AM   #3
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The maildir works...
I can actually send and receive email, perfectly, I just can't log into the imap server, does this make any sense, cause it almost doesn't make sense to me!!!


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