[Dovecot] Post-login scripting with virtual users

Rick Romero rick at havokmon.com
Wed Aug 24 23:29:37 EEST 2011

Is the script executable?  I'm out of ideas.

Yes, you can set it up exactly the same for IMAP.


Quoting Mark Willcox <willcox at datahelper.com>:

> Much closer!  It seems to run the script, but now I get:
> Error: net_connect_unix(/var/run/dovecot/imap-postpop) failed:
> Connection refused
> I thought it might be because popuser has no logon capability
> (/sbin/nologin), but I changed that and connection is still refused.
> Can it be my script?  It is just:
> #!/bin/bash
> echo "$USER $IP `host $IP`" > /var/lib/postpop/db/$IP
> exec "$@"
> The IP-named file is not being created.  popuser owns the folder.
> Also, when I get this working, can I set up a pop3 equivalent?
> _________________
> Mark Willcox
> Data Helper, Inc.
> On 8/24/2011 2:06 PM, Rick Romero wrote:
>> Quoting Mark Willcox <willcox at datahelper.com>:
>>> I am running Dovecot 2.0.13 on Fedora 15.  I have migrated from a
>>> bincimap installation using checklocalpwd.  All email is in folders
>>> owned by a unprivileged user, popuser.  The email users are entirely
>>> virtual and have no relationship to actual linux users.
>>> I am trying to implement a Post-login script to register the IP address
>>> that the authentication came from.  Dovecot seems to be trying to
>>> execute the script as the email non-user, which does not work.  I have
>>> specified that the script should be run as popuser, but it still runs as
>>> devnull at dhzone.com for instance.  Everything up top that point seems to
>>> be happening happily under popuser.
>> I'd remove the unix_listener directive:
>> service imap-postpop {
>>    executable = script-login /usr/local/bin/set_postpop
>>    user = popuser
>> }
>> The equivalent is working for me.
>> Rick

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