[Dovecot] Problems with dovecot 1.0rc5 + MySQL 5.0.24

Vince Valenti vince-dovecot at valenti.us
Thu Aug 24 02:04:55 EEST 2006


The "MySQL server has gone away" error message usually means the
connection to the server was lost.  This can happen if your MySQL server
gets restarted or the TCP connection is dropped or closed.

That being said, I've tried to replicate this problem with Dovecot 1.0rc7
and MySQL 5.0.24 and was unable to.  Dovecot gracefully reconnects to the
database server and authentication works fine.

Is your MySQL server on the same box?  Is there something that could be
causing the database connections to get reset or dropped?


On Wed, August 23, 2006 7:50 am, Daniel Torreblanca wrote:
> Hi all,
> I'm having an intermittent problem logging users in through a webmail
> client (RoundCube). My maillog reports this:
> auth(default): vmysql: sql error[3]: MySQL server has gone away
> imap-login: Disconnected: user=<sales at coppersinkdepot.com>,
> method=PLAIN, rip=, lip=, secured
> The MySQL server hasn't gone anywhere, I can log into it fine and
> other apps report no problems with it.
> Restarting Dovecot fixes this issue, but it'll just happen again later.
> I'm on OpenBSD 3.9 using vpopmail.
> I've looked through the mailing list archives but can't find any info
> on this specific problem.
> Any ideas?

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