[Dovecot] Random LDA failure to access auth socket

Chris Richards gizmo at giz-works.com
Sun Mar 10 20:34:12 EET 2013

I was finally able to make this change.  It doesn't appear to have broken
anything, which is a plus.  ;)

I'll ping back in a couple of days or so and let you know if the issue
appears resolved.

Thanks again for your help!


On Sun, March 3, 2013 6:31 pm, Chris Richards wrote:
>> In order for dovecot-lda to work, default internal user "dovecot"
>> seems to need permission for the user listing. This should work,
>> but you should try to narrow the permissions down:
>> service auth {
>>   unix_listener auth-userdb {
>>     group = dovecot
>>     mode = 0666
>>     user = dovecot
>>   }
>> }
> I'll give this a whirl tomorrow during off-mail time.  I'm thinking there
> was a reason I did vmail:users, but it's not coming to me at the moment.
> I'm also puzzled by why lda is using dovecot:dovecot rather than
> vmail:users.  Does it drop back to dovecot:dovecot and retry if the
> requested uid:gid fails to work?  I can't imagine where postfix would get
> uid:gid of dovecot:dovecot to call with, so I don't think it's a postfix
> problem.
> Thanks for your help!
> Chris

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