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Limowreck 08-25-2004 08:24 PM

qmail-pop3d password authentication
I've been banging my head against the wall for a while now setting up qmail on a box running Fedoracore 1. I followed the instructions at lifewithqmail exactly, and I'm at the point now where I can be certain that the server is up and running and that user accounts have been setup properly.

My only problem at this point is with password authentication.

I'm using checkpassword-pam. As I understand it, in my run script under /var/qmail/supervise/qmail-pop3d/, I need to point this app to a module that lets it know what authentication method to use; in my case it should be pop. Under my /etc/pam.d/ directory I have a module called pop, but no module called qmail-pop3d. I've searched for this module and I can't find it.

My questions are as follows:

1.) Can anybody get me the qmail-pop3d module, or tell me where to find it?
2.) Am I even on the right track, thinking that this is the source of my problems? I can telnet into port 110, only to have my user/password authentication fail.

I'd appreciate any advice you guys might have, as this has been driving me nuts.

bgavin 11-05-2004 10:06 PM

I'm having the same problem with QMail 1.05, Fedora Core 2.

There is a discrepancy between the entries in the run script at /var/qmail/supervise/qmail-pop3d/run.

Dave Sill's book shows something quite a bit different than what is on his Life With QMail website.
Neither one works for me.

I can run the pop3d directly from /var/qmail... and it works OK with a user that has mail.
At the console, it fails on the password port 110. Using telnet from external, it cannot make a connection at all.

I'm using checkpassword 0.90 with the compilation patch installed. Testing this function using the procedure in Sill's book shows the function is working correctly.

If anybody has a clear example of installing POP3D with QMail, please post it here.

willy 04-21-2006 09:51 PM


I'm new..i'm using Mandriva as a linux server for handling email (mail server) question is "how to change/force client password periodic for their email password ? so it will showup an message every month to ask the user to change their password.


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