[Dovecot] (no subject)

Dotan Cohen dotancohen at gmail.com
Mon Jul 8 14:31:26 EEST 2013

On Sun, Jul 7, 2013 at 4:10 PM, Axel Luttgens <AxelLuttgens at swing.be> wrote:
> Hello Dotan,
> Note that md5sum calculates a hash similar to the one used by dovecot's MD5-PLAIN scheme:
>         $ doveadm pw -s PLAIN-MD5 -p 12345
>         {PLAIN-MD5}827ccb0eea8a706c4c34a16891f84e7b
>> Shouldn't that password match the md5sum check?
> As a result: no... ;-)

I see! I've tried a few formats to verify the MD5 hash, but none
produced the expected results. In any case, I've gotten that part of
Dovecot working now that I've discovered that most of the information
online is for Dovecot 1. However the Dovecot 2 wiki is terrific and it
pulled me through.

>> [...]
>> $ telnet mail.someDomain.com 143
>> Trying x.x.x.x...
>> Connected to mail.someDomain.com.
>> Escape character is '^]'.
>> IDLE AUTH=PLAIN] Dovecot ready.
>> a login user 12345
>> [...]
> I doubt this is a valid attempt:
> - unless I'm wrong, the command should be authenticate (not login)

No, it does seem that 'login' is the right command. I've got it working now.

> - the server doesn't seem to be configured for making use of digest-md5
> You may find an example of such an authentication near the end of http://tools.ietf.org/html/rfc2831.
> You might also have a look at http://wiki2.dovecot.org/Authentication/Mechanisms/DigestMD5.

Thank you, that was indeed part of the issue!

Dotan Cohen


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