Debian Webmin installation, dovecot error

Webmin
2012-08-10
2013-05-22
  • Alex Hoodey
    Alex Hoodey
    2012-08-10

    Greetings, I have applied a basic configuration of dovecot and postfix on my server but I can't login with outlook.

    I can provide more information upon request.

    Any ideas?

    Thank you.

     
  • don rowe
    don rowe
    2012-08-11

    Can you login with telnet on localhost?  Try both the name alone and full email address e.g. myname and myname@myemail.com

    You should get something like:
    $ telnet localhost 110
    Trying ::1…
    Connected to localhost.
    Escape character is '^]'.
    +OK server ready
    USER myname
    +OK Password required.
    PASS foo
    +OK user.myname has 3 messages (1548 octets).
    QUIT

     
  • Alex Hoodey
    Alex Hoodey
    2012-08-11

    It gives this response: "Connection refused"

     
  • don rowe
    don rowe
    2012-08-13

    Is dovecot running?  What troubleshooting steps have you taken or considered?  Did you follow an installation guide for configuring dovecot and postfix?  Did you check your changes?  Can you log into postfix with telnet on port 25?

     
  • Alex Hoodey
    Alex Hoodey
    2012-08-14

    Dovecot is running but not responsing neither on telnet nor on outlook. None troubleshooting step. Yep checked various guides but not a particular for the latest version. Yes changes are checked and applied. I can just telnet it on localhost and it reaches the step where it says "escape character is…" but nothing more

     
  • don rowe
    don rowe
    2012-08-15

    Does the webmin dovecot module show status?

    What does netstat show about port 110?

    Restart dovecot, try to login with telnet on localhost and check the mail log file.

     
  • Alex Hoodey
    Alex Hoodey
    2012-08-15

    Dovecot is running but port 110 does not show up in the netstat output.

    A sample of the log content is the following:

    2012-08-10 21:55:08 auth(default): Warning: Invalid OTP data in passdb
    2012-08-11 19:20:37 auth(default): Error: md5_verify(contact): Not a valid MD5-CRYPT or PLAIN-MD5 password
    2012-08-11 19:20:37 auth(default): Error: smd5_verify(contact): SMD5 password too short
    2012-08-11 19:20:37 auth(default): Error: ssha_verify(contact): SSHA password too short
    2012-08-11 19:20:37 auth(default): Error: ssha256_verify(contact): SSHA256 password too short
    2012-08-11 19:20:37 auth(default): Warning: Invalid OTP data in passdb
    2012-08-11 19:20:37 auth(default): Warning: Invalid OTP data in passdb
    2012-08-11 19:20:37 auth(default): Error: md5_verify(contact): Not a valid MD5-CRYPT or PLAIN-MD5 password
    2012-08-11 19:20:37 auth(default): Error: smd5_verify(contact): SMD5 password too short
    2012-08-11 19:20:37 auth(default): Error: ssha_verify(contact): SSHA password too short
    2012-08-11 19:20:37 auth(default): Error: ssha256_verify(contact): SSHA256 password too short
    2012-08-11 19:20:37 auth(default): Warning: Invalid OTP data in passdb
    2012-08-11 19:20:37 auth(default): Warning: Invalid OTP data in passdb
    2012-08-11 19:23:45 dovecot: Warning: Killed with signal 15 (by pid=18410 uid=0 code=kill)
    2012-08-11 19:23:49 auth(default): Error: md5_verify(contact): Not a valid MD5-CRYPT or PLAIN-MD5 password
    2012-08-11 19:23:49 auth(default): Error: smd5_verify(contact): SMD5 password too short
    2012-08-11 19:23:49 auth(default): Error: ssha_verify(contact): SSHA password too short
    2012-08-11 19:23:49 auth(default): Error: ssha256_verify(contact): SSHA256 password too short
    2012-08-11 19:23:49 auth(default): Warning: Invalid OTP data in passdb
    2012-08-11 19:23:49 auth(default): Warning: Invalid OTP data in passdb
    2012-08-11 19:23:49 auth(default): Error: md5_verify(contact): Not a valid MD5-CRYPT or PLAIN-MD5 password
    2012-08-11 19:23:49 auth(default): Error: smd5_verify(contact): SMD5 password too short
    2012-08-11 19:23:49 auth(default): Error: ssha_verify(contact): SSHA password too short
    2012-08-11 19:23:49 auth(default): Error: ssha256_verify(contact): SSHA256 password too short
    2012-08-11 19:23:49 auth(default): Warning: Invalid OTP data in passdb
    2012-08-11 19:23:49 auth(default): Warning: Invalid OTP data in passdb
    2012-08-11 19:24:17 dovecot: Warning: Killed with signal 15 (by pid=18609 uid=0 code=kill)
    2012-08-11 19:24:19 dovecot: Warning: Killed with signal 15 (by pid=18640 uid=0 code=kill)
    2012-08-11 19:25:46 dovecot: Warning: Killed with signal 15 (by pid=18813 uid=0 code=kill)
    2012-08-11 19:27:42 dovecot: Warning: Killed with signal 15 (by pid=2012 uid=0 code=kill)
    2012-08-11 19:30:29 auth(default): Fatal: CRAM-MD5 mechanism can't be supported with given passdbs
    2012-08-11 19:30:29 dovecot: Fatal: Auth process died too early - shutting down
    2012-08-11 19:30:41 auth(default): Fatal: DIGEST-MD5 mechanism can't be supported with given passdbs
    2012-08-11 19:30:41 dovecot: Fatal: Auth process died too early - shutting down
    2012-08-11 22:28:16 auth-worker(default): Error: pam(contact@circuit.gr,62.74.133.86): pam_start() failed: Critical error - immediate abort
    2012-08-11 22:28:43 auth-worker(default): Error: pam(contact@circuit.gr,62.74.133.86): pam_start() failed: Critical error - immediate abort
    2012-08-11 22:33:09 auth-worker(default): Error: pam(contact@circuit.gr,62.74.133.86): pam_start() failed: Critical error - immediate abort
    2012-08-13 18:56:20 auth-worker(default): Error: pam(contact@circuit.gr,79.130.66.42): pam_start() failed: Critical error - immediate abort
    2012-08-13 18:56:47 auth-worker(default): Error: pam(contact@circuit.gr,79.130.66.42): pam_start() failed: Critical error - immediate abort
    2012-08-13 18:58:34 auth-worker(default): Error: pam(contact@circuit.gr,79.130.66.42): pam_start() failed: Critical error - immediate abort
    2012-08-13 19:15:07 dovecot: Warning: Killed with signal 15 (by pid=19659 uid=0 code=kill)

     
  • don rowe
    don rowe
    2012-08-15

    What do all those messages suggest to you?  What do you see in the relevant Webmin modules?