[Dovecot] May 21 09:13:14 mail dovecot: imap-login: No authentication sockets found

dhottinger at harrisonburg.k12.va.us dhottinger at harrisonburg.k12.va.us
Tue May 22 01:06:48 EEST 2007

Quoting Troy Engel <tengel at fluid.com>:

> dhottinger at harrisonburg.k12.va.us wrote:
>> Ive been runing dovecot on a fc6 dell poweredge 2950 for about 4   
>> weeks now with no issues.  Im authenticating against openldap   
>> 2.3.27.  It appears ok.  I restarted ldap, and dovecot, and   
>> everything looked fine
> As Timo mentioned, it sounds like the auth socket is being deleted
> because it's in a place that the 'tmpwatch' tool will clean out; the
> default on FC6 is anything more than 720hrs old (30 days), which fits
> right in to your 4-week observation.
> Compare the location of your sockets/cache (dovecot -n) with the list
> of directories cleaned by tmpwatch (look in /etc/cron.daily/tmpwatch)
> and make sure the two aren't stepping on each other's toes.
> -te
> -- 
> Troy Engel | Systems Engineer
> Fluid, Inc | http://www.fluid.com

/usr/sbin/tmpwatch -x /tmp/.X11-unix -x /tmp/.XIM-unix -x /tmp/.font-unix \
         -x /tmp/.ICE-unix -x /tmp/.Test-unix 240 /tmp
/usr/sbin/tmpwatch 720 /var/tmp
for d in /var/{cache/man,catman}/{cat?,X11R6/cat?,local/cat?}; do
     if [ -d "$d" ]; then
         /usr/sbin/tmpwatch -f 720 "$d"

dovecot -n
[root at mail ~]# dovecot -n
# /etc/dovecot.conf
login_dir: /var/run/dovecot/login
login_executable(default): /usr/libexec/dovecot/imap-login
login_executable(imap): /usr/libexec/dovecot/imap-login
login_executable(pop3): /usr/libexec/dovecot/pop3-login
mail_location: mbox:~/:INBOX=/var/mail/%u
mail_debug: yes
mail_executable(default): /usr/libexec/dovecot/imap
mail_executable(imap): /usr/libexec/dovecot/imap
mail_executable(pop3): /usr/libexec/dovecot/pop3
mail_plugin_dir(default): /usr/lib/dovecot/imap
mail_plugin_dir(imap): /usr/lib/dovecot/imap
mail_plugin_dir(pop3): /usr/lib/dovecot/pop3
auth default:
     driver: pam
     driver: passwd
I dont see anything about the auth socket.  Been a long day though.


Dwayne Hottinger
Network Administrator
Harrisonburg City Public Schools

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