[Dovecot] Update on Using Dovecot with Webmin
ltdmsn at hotmail.com
Sat Dec 10 20:44:56 EET 2005
First of all thanks for the replies.
I have decided to try the updated version 1.0 alpha
After uninstalling Dovecot .99 and cleaning up user,groups and files.
(Dovecot .99 was authenticating as best I can tell using unix users = the
default -- and PAM = the default - I only had to setup the PAM if I
Loaded Dovecot 1.0, made sure user, folders and files all seem to be setup
Now - Webmin is able to stop and start Dovecot and it loads fine on reboot.
But, it is pretty obvious that the Webmin modual is not up with then new and
much more powerful Dovecot config file. For me that is OK, as long it will
show weather the service is up or down - stop and start it, which is seems
to be doing just fine. The reason I say this is when I try and use the
Webmin modual to set user authentication to Standard Unix user database and
PAM - it does not work.
So I am needing help editing the Dovecot.conf file.
My new problem is this:
Can not get users to authenticate.
I am trying to first setup just unix authentication - with plain text for
starters then will move up to more secure.
I have left the config file default - just made changes until it would
start. With the notable execption I set plain text to yes.
I have setup the Dovecot PAM file per the documentation.
So what I need help now with is this I am wanting to setup a very simple
setup to start with:
A setup so that a outlook express client can login, using plain text
password, unix login and password
POP3 = yes
Users = linux/unix (/etc/passwd)
Passwords = PAM or Shadow
Can anyone send me and edited config file that is setup to for this type of
authentication? Or cut from their config file those sections needed for the
authentication? Actually, if anyone is willing to share a config file that
is setup with a more secure type of authentication that would be great
(Thinking of switching to Cyrus - have any of you jump off of Cyrus to use
Dovecot -- why??)
Fedora Core 4 with SE on
Webmin Dovecot Module - not sure only one out there
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