[Dovecot] Slackware 14 config

Professa Dementia professa at dementianati.com
Mon Mar 10 13:53:37 UTC 2014

> Sorry just seen my typo I meant ports 143 and 993.

Irrelevant.  Take a step back and think about it logically.  The error
messages did not say that you could not connect to these ports.  In
fact, it seems you can, so clearly, this is not your problem.

A "netstat -nat" will show if something is listening on these ports.

> doveadm(root): Error: Timeout waiting for handshake from auth server. my
> pid=8881, input bytes=0
> doveadm(root): Fatal: Couldn't connect to auth socket

This is what you should be looking into -> "Timeout waiting for
handshake from auth server"

The second message "cannot connect ..." is the generic error if the
entire connect fails.  However, the primary error is the timeout error.
 That is the key.  It is not getting a response from the other end of
the socket.  What is supposed to be connecting to the other end?  Are
you using SASL or something else to do authentication?  What does "lsof
| grep auth-userdb" show?  Two things should have that file open.  If
not, there is your problem.  A pipe, named or otherwise, is like a
chatroom.  It is very lonely when you are the only one.

Standard problem solving techniques.  All the information you need is
right in front of you.


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