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From: Roderick A. Anderson (raanderscyber-office.net)
Date: Thu Dec 04 2008 - 16:14:04 CST
Magnus Bäck wrote:
> On Wednesday, December 03, 2008 at 23:06 CET,
> "Roderick A. Anderson" <raanderscyber-office.net> wrote:
>> Magnus Bäck wrote:
>>> You can choose any username you like as long as it matches whatever
>>> is in your credential database. So far we don't know anything about
>>> that. MySQL, sasldb, LDAP, what?
>> smtpd_sasl_type = dovecot
> Yes, but how does Dovecot store the credentials? But never mind, let's
> see some logs from the failed authentication attempt.
Thanks for the help. I'm going to have to back-burner this for a bit.
Until I get the server set up the way it should be instead of my kludged
>>> Why do you insist on testing this with telnet? You will introduce
>>> another possible error source (incorrect encoding of the credentials)
>>> and it's a use case that you're supposedly not really interested in.
>> Because I can do it one step at a time and see the results that
>> Postfix sends back. I hadn't thought of telnet possibly munging
>> base64 encoded values. They looked like ASCII-only to me.
> Telnet won't munge your encoded credentials (they are indeed pure ASCII),
> but you may do the encoding incorrectly or mess up in some other way.
> We've seen that on the list quite a few times, so I'd recommend using a
> real MUA for this testing. Postfix will log everything that's relevant
> But it's a good instinct you've got -- generally it's of course good to
> introduce complexity gradually and module test things separately
> before you put them together.
>>> Useless since local_transport != local.
>> Thanks. This was built by looking at _many_ HOWTOs and documentation
>> pages and based on a working non-virtual main.cf file.
> Sadly many how to documents are written by people who aren't that
> very knowledgable.