[Dovecot] Dovecot Assertion on mail server with POP3 and LDAP authentication

Tim Alberts talberts at msiscales.com
Tue Apr 10 20:31:21 EEST 2007

Timo Sirainen wrote:
> On 10.4.2007, at 19.48, Tim Alberts wrote:
>> Apr  4 08:44:38 msi2 dovecot: auth(default): dovecot-auth: 
>> ../../../libraries/liblber/io.c:491: ber_get_next: Assertion 
>> `ber->ber_buf == ((void *)0)' failed.
>> Apr  4 08:44:38 msi2 dovecot: auth(default): 
>> pam(secretuser, Child process died
> ..
>>  passdb:
>>    driver: pam
>>  userdb:
>>    driver: passwd
> So you're using pam_ldap and nss_ldap. See 
> http://wiki.dovecot.org/AuthDatabase/Passwd
> So I'd suggest upgrading.

Thank you for the quick response.  It doesn't look like the problem I'm 
having though?  I don't have problems with people getting other peoples 
email.  I have problems with the Assertion errors that I mentioned.

I do see that Fedora has updated packages available for Fedora so I'll 
upgrade and see what happens.

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