[Dovecot] Problem with IMAP on port 993

Jerry dovecot.user at seibercom.net
Mon Mar 29 22:23:21 EEST 2010

On Mon, 29 Mar 2010 20:32:45 +0200, Patrick Wallura
<patrick.wallura at medictronic.de> articulated:

> I don't see any ssl-cert-file parameter in your config.

I finally figured out what the problem was. It was a misconfiguration
of the MUA.

In any case, I do have the files listed in my dovecot.conf:

ssl_cert_file = /etc/ssl/certs/dovecot.pem
ssl_key_file = /etc/ssl/private/dovecot.pem

I am not sure why "dovecot -n" does not show them. I also noticed
another error. At the end of the output of "dovecot -n" is this

      path: /var/run/dovecot/auth-client
      mode: 438
      path: /var/run/dovecot/auth-master
      mode: 438

However, in my conf file, it is listed like this:(snippet)

    master {
      path = /var/run/dovecot/auth-master
      mode = 0666

    client {
      path = /var/run/dovecot/auth-client
      mode = 0666

From the "/var/run/dovecot" directory:

drwxr-xr-x   3 root  wheel     512B Mar 26 05:33 ./
drwxr-xr-x  16 root  wheel     1.0K Mar 29 05:32 ../
srw-rw-rw-   1 root  wheel       0B Mar 26 05:33 auth-client=
srw-rw-rw-   1 root  wheel       0B Mar 26 05:33 auth-master=
srw-------   1 root  wheel       0B Mar 26 05:33 auth-worker.1250=
srwxrwxrwx   1 root  wheel       0B Mar 26 05:33 dict-server=
lrwx------   1 root  wheel      27B Mar 26 05:33 dovecot.conf@ -> /usr/local/etc/dovecot.conf
drwxr-x---   2 root  dovecot   512B Mar 26 05:33 login/
-rw-------   1 root  wheel       5B Mar 26 05:33 master.pid

I am not sure if something is wrong or not. In any case, everything is
working correctly again.

Dovecot.user at seibercom.net

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