[Dovecot] authentication with mysql - problem with table name escaping
XhE at gmx.net
XhE at gmx.net
Sun Aug 26 16:12:31 EEST 2007
Luuk you're absolutely right - I have to use the backtick. But
unfortunately dovecot doesn't let me do that.
And further as an example (actually a pretty complicate one):
user_query = SELECT CONCAT('/home/vmail/', domain.name, '/',
address.local, '/.maildir/') AS home, 1101 AS uid, 1101 AS gid FROM
user, `#user_address`, address, domain WHERE user.id =
`#user_address`.user_id AND `#user_address`.address_id = address.id AND
address.domain_id = domain.id AND user.name=LEFT('%u',
LOCATE("@",'%u')-1) AND CONCAT(address.local, '@', domain.name) =
If I change the table's name to one, which doesn't need backtick
escaping the upper query works. Dovecot somehow doesn't get along with
the backtick ....
> for more info see:
> where is stated: "The identifier quote character is the backtick (‘`’):"
>> On 26.8.2007, at 3.41, XhE wrote:
>>> Found a problem with dovecot 1.0.3 and mysql authentication
>>> I got a problem with escaping of mysql table names. Usually, when a
>>> mysql table name has some special character (in my case there is a
>>> table beginning with the # character) one has to put into these
>>> special quotes --- ` ---; others like ' oder " are not recognized.
>>> But dovecot somehow doesn't allow me to do that.
>> I don't know what you mean by putting into special quotes. Can you
>> given an example? But if you tried to use # it would be treated as a
>> comment, so you'd have to put the whole setting inside quotes:
>> password_query = "select password, from #table where .."
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