[Dovecot] need some help please

Scott Silva ssilva at sgvwater.com
Tue May 22 02:09:42 EEST 2007

Timo Sirainen spake the following on 5/21/2007 3:22 PM:
> On Mon, 2007-05-21 at 13:38 -0400, Paul A wrote:
>> Here is my config file.
> You didn't have "protocols" line there. By default Dovecot only listens
> for IMAP connections. If you want POP3 you'll need to add pop3 there.
>>   passdb:
>>     driver: pam
>>     args: dovecot
>>   passdb:
>>     driver: passwd
>>   userdb:
>>     driver: passwd
Then there is an error in the conf file as follows;
# Default values are shown for each setting, it's not required to uncomment
# any of the lines.
# Protocols we want to be serving: imap imaps pop3 pop3s
# If you only want to use dovecot-auth, you can set this to "none".
#protocols = imap imaps pop3 pop3s

So this is NOT the default, although the conf file states such?

> You most likely don't want to have "passdb passwd" configured. pam +
> userdb passwd is enough.
>> May 21 13:51:54 pop dovecot: auth(default): pam(ftest,
>> lookup
>> service=dovecot
>> May 21 13:51:56 pop dovecot: auth(default): client out: OK      1
>> user=ftest
> It looks like your PAM lookup is taking two seconds. You could look at
> auth.log to see if PAM had logged something.
> If nothing else helps, you could try using "passdb shadow" instead of
> PAM to see if it makes it faster.
>> May 21 13:52:21 pop dovecot: IMAP(ftest): Time just moved backwards by 1
>> seconds. I'll sleep now until we're back in pre
>> sent.
> Run ntpd instead of ntpdate or whatever is currently moving your time
> backwards. Or if you're running a virtual machine you may need to do
> something differently..


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