configuring cyrus sasl for cyrus imap?

configuring cyrus sasl for cyrus imap?

Post by mkirsch » Wed, 19 Jan 2005 06:30:01

Using imtest to test my cyrus imap installation, authentication fails,
and I get this message on the console?

Jan 17 16:24:56 uxrsp210 imap[25391]: cannot connect to saslauthd
server: No such file or directory

I can't find any place in the sasl or imap documentation that tells me
WHEN or HOW to start this daemon. Apparently it was compiled when I
compiled the cyrus-sasl package. When I try to run
/usr/local/sbin/saslauthd, I get a usage message, which appears to be
the ONLY documentation for it. The "docs" included with the sasl source
don't give me even a hint of what to do.

configuring cyrus sasl for cyrus imap?

Post by ccsdh » Thu, 20 Jan 2005 20:07:30

In the referenced article, XXXX@XXXXX.COM writes:


There's a man page -- saslauthd.8 -- in the saslauthd directory
of the cyrus-sasl package. This should tell you what you need to
know. The man page should have been installed when you installed
the package. You are probably getting the usage message because the
mandatory -a argument isn't present.

saslauthd runs as root and listens on a socket. You'll need to
create the directory that contains this socket. The directory was
specified by the --with-saslauthd parameter when you configured
the package. According to the documentation the default value is
/var/state. I usually change this to /var/sasl2.
Dennis Davis, BUCS, University of Bath, Bath, BA2 7AY, UK