[Dovecot] LDAP auth_bind hangs and times out

Jack McKinney jackmc at lorentz.com
Fri Apr 4 16:48:20 EEST 2008

	Is wireshark something like tcpdump?
	My LDAP server and my Dovecot server are on the same machine, and the
LDAP server claims to send the response.  Since the same query from a
CLI tool (ldapsearch) creates the same LDAP log entries, I suspect that
OpenLDAP is indeed sending, but Dovecot is not receiving...

On Fri, 2008-04-04 at 09:54 +0300, Timo Sirainen wrote:
> On Apr 4, 2008, at 12:50 AM, Jack McKinney wrote:
> > 	Hmmm... what versions of OpenLDAP and Dovecot are you using?
> A lot of people have them working with different LDAP versions. I've  
> Debian unstable's OpenLDAP 2.1.30.dfsg-13.5.
> > I note
> > that you got a result of "uid(user)=foo", from which I guess that you
> > had pass_attrs set to user=uid or some such.
> > 	I tried adding a pass_attrs of user=mail, in case the problem is that
> > without requested fields, the code in dovecot doesn't return anything.
> > It didn't work; it still hangs and times out after 3 minutes.
> Check with wireshark if it shows that LDAP server really sends the  
> reply. Then you could find out if it's a problem on the OpenLDAP  
> client side or server/network side.
Jack McKinney
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