Authentication troubles

Jay Drake outoftheashes at
Tue Apr 1 12:09:07 EST 2003

The saslauthd daemon is running. I also made sure to stop cyrus, start the 
saslauthd daemon and then start cyrus before receiving the aforementioned 
results. I've noted that in the Cyrus Imap Server FAQ this is mentioned in 
one place as follows:

Dec  6 12:58:57 imapd[1297]: cannot connect to 
saslauthd server

Make sure that saslauthd is running and that the cyrus user can access the 
unix domain socket (defaults to /var/run/mux).

I am uncertain how to proceed in the second part of this answer to be sure 
that cyrus can access the unix domain socket. I do know, however, that 
/var/run/mux does not exist on my system.

This all said, someone just privately recommended I try changing my 
configuration to utilize auxprop rather than saslauthd as my 
sasl_pwcheck_method in /etc/imapd.conf and that worked like a charm.

I apologize for my ignorance and thank you all for the help you've provided.

Jay Drake
outoftheashes at

>From: Rob Siemborski <rjs3 at>
>To: Jay Drake <outoftheashes at>
>CC: info-cyrus at
>Subject: Re: Authentication troubles
>Date: Tue, 1 Apr 2003 11:53:54 -0500 (EST)
>On Tue, 1 Apr 2003, Jay Drake wrote:
> > Found in auth.log:
> >
> > Apr  1 11:00:20 phoenix imapd[21173]: cannot connect to saslauthd 
>server: No
> > such file or directory
> >
> > I can't think of anything else to mention off the top of my head. I hope
> > someone can help me out. I really would love to have a working mail 
> > by the end of the day. (I'm tired of using hotmail...) :)
>You need to run the saslauthd daemon.
>Rob Siemborski * Andrew Systems Group * Cyert Hall 207 * 412-268-7456
>Research Systems Programmer * /usr/contributed Gatekeeper

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