[Dovecot] %d in configuration file does not work

Jens Tobiska jtobiska at gmail.com
Sat Jan 19 21:50:06 EET 2013

Thank you for the reply. Please see below for some more details.

On Sat, Jan 19, 2013 at 6:34 PM, Thomas Leuxner <tlx at leuxner.net> wrote:

> * Jens Tobiska <jtobiska at gmail.com> 2013.01.19 18:04:
> > passdb passwd-file {
> >    args = /etc/auth/%d/shadow
> > }
> This looks like a pre-2.x Version, best to share that detail.

Indeed, this is the output of "dovecot -n":

# 1.2.15: /etc/dovecot/dovecot.conf
# OS: Linux 3.2.13-grsec-xxxx-grs-ipv6-64 x86_64 Debian 6.0.6 ext4
log_path: /var/log/dovecot.log
info_log_path: /var/log/dovecot-info.log
log_timestamp: %Y-%m-%d %H:%M:%S
ssl: no
disable_plaintext_auth: no
login_dir: /var/run/dovecot/login
login_executable: /usr/lib/dovecot/imap-login
mail_privileged_group: mail
mail_location: /var/mail/vhosts/%d/%n
mbox_write_locks: fcntl dotlock
auth default:
  verbose: yes
  debug: yes
    driver: passwd-file
    args: /etc/auth/%d/shadow
    driver: static
    args: uid=vmail gid=vmail home=/var/mail/vhosts/%d/%n

> >
> > Looking at the logs, %d is empty while %n works, so dovecot is looking
> for
> > something in  /var/mail/vhosts//myname and /etc/auth//shadow which don't
> > exist. Replacing %d in dovecot.conf with the actual domain name works.
> >
> > So, the quesiton is, why is %d empty, and from where does it take its
> value?
> Hard to tell without seeing the actual logs. My guess is the login is not
> in user at domain format:
> This is the log (MYLOCALIP is the ip on the server which is running
dovecot and MYREMOTEIP is the ip of the computer from which I try to
connect). I used "mutt -f imap://jens@mydomain.com/INBOX" to connect.

 2013-01-19 20:42:01 auth(default): Info: client in: AUTH        1
PLAIN   service=imap    lip=MYLOCALIP        rip=MYREMOTEIP       lport=143
      rport=49509     resp=<hidden>
2013-01-19 20:42:01 auth(default): Info: passwd-file(jens,MYREMOTEIP): no
passwd file: /etc/auth//shadow
2013-01-19 20:42:01 auth(default): Info: new auth connection: pid=6613
2013-01-19 20:42:03 auth(default): Info: client out: FAIL       1
2013-01-19 20:42:08 imap-login: Info: Disconnected (auth failed, 1
attempts): user=<jens>, method=PLAIN, rip=MYREMOTEIP, lip=MYLOCALIP

How can I get the login in the user at domain format?


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