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Old 10-30-2009, 01:59 PM   #1
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Question Postfix SASL : No Authentication Mechanisms

Hello World,

Well as the website strongly encouraged me to make a post to unlock the full benefits and something is really bothering me here it is:

I have a problem with Postfix and SASL authentication.

I have installed all the required libraries, configured postfix and saslauthd however whenever i try to login to retrieve mail, the mail client freezes and eventually times out. syslog reports "no authentication mechanisms".

Everything in postfix works fine i am able to send to the localdomain thourgh postfix and retrieve it with dovecot without sasl, the sasl deamon is running and configured using PAM, but i cannot seem to get the authentication working.

I have have tried all tutorials regarding postfix and sasl, tried all solutions google provided me by googling the error however nothing has solved it or told me anything i did not see somewhere else.

I'm more of a beginner with postfix and have acquired most knowledge from experimenting and Google and until now been able to solve all encountered problems, this one however dazzles me and i have no idea where to look to even attempt a solution.

Thank you for your time.

Edit: My problem is solved, the problem was chroot and unable to access the file

Last edited by Cybrax; 10-30-2009 at 02:41 PM. Reason: Found SOlution
Old 11-13-2010, 02:58 AM   #2
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Your profile shows: "Last Activity: 12-30-09", so I don't know if you will see this. Maybe it will help someone else. ...

How about a few more details about the solution -- even though this is an old post, it still might help someone else w/ the same, or a similar, problem.

A suggestion for the future: If you answer your own question, put the solution in a separate post; this does 2 good things:
  • It generates e-mail to anyone who subscribed to either the thread or the forum.
  • It avoids the creation of oxymoronic 0-reply solved threads.


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