[Dovecot] TLS timeout with Thunderbird

Timo Sirainen tss at iki.fi
Sat Nov 18 20:19:49 UTC 2006

On Fri, 2006-11-17 at 14:33 -0500, Jason Dixon wrote:
> I'm trying to get dovecot working with various clients on my new  
> mailserver.  I installed the base rc2 that comes with OpenBSD 4.0,  
> then upgraded to rc14 when I ran into problems with TLS and  
> Thunderbird.  The server has no problems with Mail.app on my laptop,  
> but any connection attempts from Thunderbird timeout after the TCP  
> handshake.

The SSL code has changed a lot since rc2, but I can't really see why
this would be happening. Are rc2 and rc14 using the same OpenSSL library
versions? And if you downgrade to rc2, does the problem go away?

If you apply this patch, what does it log when Thunderbird logs in?

RCS file: /var/lib/cvs/dovecot/src/login-common/ssl-proxy-openssl.c,v
retrieving revision
diff -u -r1.37.2.12 ssl-proxy-openssl.c
--- src/login-common/ssl-proxy-openssl.c        8 Nov 2006 20:51:30 -0000
+++ src/login-common/ssl-proxy-openssl.c        18 Nov 2006 20:20:28 -0000
@@ -323,6 +323,7 @@
        int err;
        err = SSL_get_error(proxy->ssl, ret);
+       i_info("%s: ret=%d, err=%d", func_name, ret, err);
        switch (err) {
        case SSL_ERROR_WANT_READ:

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