[Dovecot] Going nuts

Mário Gamito gamito at gmail.com
Sat Feb 17 12:32:48 UTC 2007


Timo Sirainen wrote:
> On Sat, 2007-02-17 at 13:31 +0200, Timo Sirainen wrote:
>> checkpassword scripts are supposed to change the process's UID and GID,
>> but as you see above the auth_imap keeps the process as root. You could
>> kludge around this by creating a few extra scripts that do "su mailuser"
>> or something and only after then execute checkpassword-reply. Otherwise
>> Dovecot thinks you want to run the imap/pop3 processes as root, and it
>> prevents that.
Don't know how to do that :(

> Actually maybe there's an alternative easier way to do this. Set the
> user in dovecot.conf:

> auth default {
>   ..
>   user = your-mail-user
>   ..
> }
[root at mail dovecot-1.0.rc22]# /usr/local/sbin/dovecot &
[1] 21710
[root at mail dovecot-1.0.rc22]# Error: Auth user doesn't exist: 
gamito at mail.sincity.lan

Warm Regards,
Mário Gamito

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