[Dovecot] root login is refused, but....

Roberto Tagliaferri r.tagliaferri at tosnet.it
Thu Jun 30 09:40:45 EEST 2005

If i try to connect as root (dovecto 1.0) with wrong password doveco 
exit with an auth error

robyt:~# telnet dns pop3
Trying x.x.x.x
Connected to dns.
Escape character is '^]'.
+OK Dovecot ready.
user root
pass [wrong]
-ERR Authentication failed.

but if the password is correct dovecot exit but with another error:

user root
pass [correct]
-ERR [IN-USE] Internal login failure. Refer to server log for more 
Connection closed by foreign host.

Why dovecot don't close the connection at user root?
With this system i may know the root password..

Roberto Tagliaferri
Responsabile Progettazione & Produzione
TosNet s.r.l. - Internet Service Provider
r.tagliaferri at tosnet.it

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