[dovecot] Re: Unable to Log in on FreeBSD server?

Mark mw at lanfear.com
Sat Jan 18 21:56:33 EET 2003

 I was more just asking about the other problems (I can worry about MD5
later ...).  Even with the 99.7-2 patch, I cannot get any logins to work
to my server.  I always get the

"Authentication process died" message on my client, and messages in my
/var/log/mess such as:

Jan 16 17:52:15 akira imap-login: close(master) failed: Bad file
Jan 16 18:08:28 akira imap-master: Login process died too early -
shutting down

- I can only connect to port 993, not 143
- I have the following changes in my dovecot.conf:

default_mail_env = mbox:~/.imapmail:INBOX=~/Mailbox
# (incoming mail is ~/Mailbox, I want mail in ~/.imapmail)

Any ideas at all?

Thanks much!


On Fri, 2003-01-17 at 04:06, Timo Sirainen wrote:
> On Fri, 2003-01-17 at 07:56, Mark wrote:
> > I recently compiled dovecot 0.99.7 on a FreeBSD 4.3 server, and have
> > been having problems with logging in and password authentication.
> > 
> > a. I can't seem to get it to compile MD5 support -- it only seems to
> > support plain, plain-file, and pam.  
> Do you mean Digest-MD5? That's an authentication mechanism, like plain.
> PAM and passwd-file are different things, they're used to check if
> password is correct.
> > b. Whenever I try to log in, I always get something along the following
> > lines in /var/log/messages ....
> > 
> > 
> > Jan 16 17:55:33 akira imap-auth: Userinfo pam doesn't support DIGEST-MD5
> > method
> PAM and Digest-MD5 can't work together, so it complains. Digest-MD5
> requires that the passwords are stored in special format, currently
> supported only by passwd-file.

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