[Dovecot] [Fwd: Re: Authentication]

John Mcconnell john at ccat.co.nz
Wed Nov 29 11:39:40 UTC 2006

Thanks everyone. I will get back to the site tomorrow and try the 
suggestions then copy paste etc the whole files if I need to ask again.

Gerard Seibert wrote:
> On Wednesday November 29, 2006 at 02:50:25 (AM) M. Tolga Özses wrote:
>> eric wrote:
>>> Try as I may, I cannot get Dovecot to allow anything but blank 
>>> passwords listed in a custom file I made for the purpose. It will not 
>>> recognise anybody in passwd.
>>> Only using POP3 on an internal network so little danger of incursions.
>>> Once I created a password file with user names and no password, one 
>>> user could login (from Outlook 2003) but another could not.
>>> Telnet test also fails to authenticate.
>>> I have allowed the group to write to the /var/spool/folder
>>> Syslog simply showed authentication failed.
>>> Relevant bits of my config:
>>> disable plain text = no
>> It is disable_plaintext_auth = no for me, and it works well
>>> mail extra group = users
>> It should be mail_extra_groups = mail, same
>>> pop3 uidl format %08Xu%08Xv pasted direct from the help
>>> I have un commented auth user name characteres
>>> mechanisms = plain
>>> and I have set auth debug passwords = yes
>>> user = root
>>> System: Suse 9.3
>>> Dovecot 1.0 rc13
> I think it would be more beneficial if you posted the entire
> 'dovecot.conf' file as well as the 'custom' file. Replace any passwords
> using the form 'secret' and users with 'user' but leave everything else
> as is.
> Is there any output in the 'maillog'? If so, then show that also.

John McConnell
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