[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 03:28:00 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
>> login_dir: /var/run/dovecot/login
>> auth default:
>>  passdb:
>>    driver: pam
>>  userdb:
>>    driver: passwd
> Just FYI, you are not authenticating [dovecot] against OpenLDAP; you're
> authenticating using PAM, and it's PAM who is doing the LDAP lookups
> via nss_ldap. (http://wiki.dovecot.org/AuthDatabase/Passwd)
> Did you have all the other 'old' (30d+) files in /var/run/dovecot/
> before having restarted the daemon(s)? Any chance you saved a ls -l of
> that dir somehow? One thing to check is if the socket alone
> disappeared, or if others (the PID file, for example) were also gone.
> Since they'd typically have the same datetime stamp, it would provide a
> clue...
> -te
> -- 
> Troy Engel | Systems Engineer
> Fluid, Inc | http://www.fluid.com
Yes I knew I was authenticating against pam.  Didnt do an ls -l of the  
/var/run/dovecot.  Wouldnt a restart of dovecot fix that though?


Dwayne Hottinger
Network Administrator
Harrisonburg City Public Schools

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