Hi Michael,

Add user dovecot resolve the problem.

Thanks a lot!!!

Zhan

On Mon, Mar 10, 2008 at 5:06 PM, Michael Johnson <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
wrote:

> You need to create a user and group for Dovecot to run under. You could
> use the vpopmail user, but it is best to be safe and have a unique user
> for Dovecot.
>
> Depending on what you're running, this should be sufficient:
>
> # groupadd -g 202 dovecot
> # useradd -d /dev/null -s /bin/false -u 202 -g 202 dovecot
>
> Make sure to confirm those IDs are open before running the commands.
>
>  - Michael
>
>
> Zhan Li wrote:
> > Thanks Michael!
> >
> > I have change my conf file and run* devoct* on command line and get the
> > following error:
> > Error: Login user doesn't exist: dovecot
> > Fatal: Invalid configuration in /usr/local/etc/dovecot.conf
> >
> > any suggestions?
> >
> > Thanks
> >
> > zhan
> >
> >
> >
> >
> > On 3/10/08, *Michael Johnson* <[EMAIL PROTECTED]
>  > <mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]>> wrote:
> >
> >     The info at http://wiki.dovecot.org/AuthDatabase/VPopMail is very
> much a
> >     good start. The info at http://wiki.dovecot.org/QuestionsAndAnswersis a
> >     bit old, but also helpful.
> >
> >     The Dovecot example config has vpopmail listed (assuming it was
> compiled
> >     in), so you can use that as well. Just comment the other passdb and
> >     userdb sections and uncomment the vpopmail ones.
> >
> >     I'm actually working on replacing Courier with Dovecot, but ran into
> an
> >     unrelated issue that needs to be resolved before I can deploy (bug
> >     concerning mtime updates in JFS in older Linux kernel 2.6 versions).
> >
> >
> >     For my config, this is what I'm using (output from dovecot -n):
> >
> >     # 1.0.12: /etc/dovecot.conf
> >     login_dir: /var/run/dovecot/login
> >     login_executable: /usr/libexec/dovecot/imap-login
> >     first_valid_uid: 89
> >     last_valid_uid: 89
> >     first_valid_gid: 89
> >     last_valid_gid: 89
> >     mmap_disable: yes
> >     mail_plugins: quota imap_quota
> >     auth default:
> >       mechanisms: plain login
> >       user: vpopmail
> >       passdb:
> >         driver: vpopmail
> >       userdb:
> >         driver: vpopmail
> >     plugin:
> >       quota: maildir
> >
> >
> >
> >     - Michael
> >
> >
> >
> >     Zhan Li wrote:
> >      > Hi Quey,
> >      > I searched on internet and mailing list, could not found a sample
> of
> >      > dovecot file for vpopmail.
> >      >
> >      > can you please give me a link for a sample conf file?
> >      >
> >      > Thanks
> >      >
> >      > Zhan
> >      >
> >      >
> >      >
> >      > On 3/9/08, *Quey* <[EMAIL PROTECTED]
> >     <mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]> <mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]
>  >     <mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]>>>
> >      > wrote:
> >      >
> >      >
> >      >     Top posting cause its more appropriate:)
> >      >
> >      >     Dump courier and use dovecot, the archives show the best
> >     config many
> >      >     people including myself have posted our configs
> >      >
> >      >     Zhan Li wrote:
> >      >      > Dear List,
> >      >      >
> >      >      > I have installed netqmail 1.06+latest version of
> >      >      > vpopmail+couier-authlib+imap.
> >      >      >
> >      >      > All compile and installation looks good. I have created
> >     virtual
> >      >     domain
> >      >      > and email accout by vpopmail command, I have tested to
> >     send mail
> >      >     to my
> >      >      > virtual account , and my virtual accout recieved mail
> without
> >      >     problem.
> >      >      > I just enabled authvchkpw module for authlib, and tested
> >     virtual
> >      >      > account with authtest utility, and virtual accout is
> >     successfully
> >      >      > authenticated.
> >      >      >
> >      >      > The pop3 server login is OK. but when I telnet localhost
> >     143, ab
> >      >     login
> >      >      > userid passwd, authentication is faild and the error
> >     message is
> >      >     listed
> >      >      > below:
> >      >      >
> >      >      > Mar  9 19:58:36 mail authdaemond: stopping authdaemond
> >     children
> >      >      > Mar  9 19:58:51 mail authdaemond: modules="authvchkpw",
> >     daemons=5
> >      >      > Mar  9 19:58:51 mail authdaemond: Installing libauthvchkpw
> >      >      > Mar  9 19:58:51 mail authdaemond: Installation complete:
> >     authvchkpw
> >      >      > Mar  9 20:01:10 mail imapd: Connection,
> >     ip=[::ffff:127.0.0.1 <http://127.0.0.1>
> >      >     <http://127.0.0.1>
> >      >      > <http://127.0.0.1>]
> >      >      > Mar  9 20:01:15 mail imapd: authdaemon: s_connect()
> failed:
> >      >     Connection
> >      >      > refused
> >      >      > Mar  9 20:01:15 mail imapd: [Hint: perhaps authdaemond is
> not
> >      >     running?]
> >      >      > Mar  9 20:01:15 mail imapd: LOGIN FAILED, user=xxx,
> >      >      > ip=[::ffff:127.0.0.1 <http://127.0.0.1> <http://127.0.0.1>
> >     <http://127.0.0.1>]
> >      >      > Mar  9 20:01:15 mail imapd: authentication error:
> >     Connection refused
> >      >      >
> >      >      > I am sure the authdaemond is started.
> >      >      >
> >      >      > Any suggestion?
> >      >      >
> >      >      > Thanks
> >      >      >
> >      >
> >      >
> >      >
> >      >
> >      >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
>
> 
>
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