[Dovecot] permission denied message

Averlon c38sgzkz at averlon.net
Sat Jan 5 12:16:27 EET 2013

Hi all,
I have run successfully a postfix/dovecot installation some time ago.

Now, setting up a new server, I am lost with some error messages.

I would appreciate some help.

f42252se dovecot: pop3-login: Error: auth: connect(login) in directory /
failed: Permission denied (euid=113(<getpwu
id() error>) egid=65534(<getgrgid() error>) missing +x perm: /, dir
owned by 5000:5000 mode=0750)

This is the error message I get.

"directory /" is a little bit courious to me.

Here my dovecot config:

# 2.0.19: /etc/dovecot/dovecot.conf
# OS: Linux 3.2.0-35-generic x86_64 Ubuntu 12.04.1 LTS
auth_debug = yes
auth_mechanisms = plain login digest-md5 cram-md5
auth_verbose = yes
hostname = mail.av.loc
mail_debug = yes
mail_gid = vmail
mail_location = maildir:~/Maildir
mail_privileged_group = vmail
mail_uid = vmail
managesieve_notify_capability = mailto
managesieve_sieve_capability = fileinto reject envelope
encoded-character vacation subaddress comparator-i;ascii-numeric
relational regex imap4flags copy include variables body enotify
environment mailbox date ihave
passdb {
  args = /etc/dovecot/dovecot-ldap.conf.ext
  driver = ldap
protocols = imap pop3
service auth {
  unix_listener /var/spool/postfix/private/auth {
    group = postfix
    mode = 0600
    user = postfix
  unix_listener auth-userdb {
    group = vmail
    mode = 0660
    user = vmail
ssl_cert = </etc/ssl/certs/dovecot.pem
ssl_cipher_list =
ssl_key = </etc/ssl/private/dovecot.pem
syslog_facility = dovecot
userdb {
  args = uid=vmail gid=vmail home=/home/vmail/%d/%n
  driver = static


You probably see it immediatly what I fail to see.
Thanks in advance
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