Log message: No worthy mechs found

Ken Murchison ken at oceana.com
Wed Jul 9 17:05:23 EDT 2003

Scott Bronson wrote:

> I have tons of log messages (level=notice, log=auth) from "perl"
> claiming:
>     Jul  8 11:26:46 eden cyrus/imapd[30661]: DIGEST-MD5 server step 2
>     Jul  8 11:26:46 eden perl: DIGEST-MD5 client step 3
>     Jul  9 10:33:22 eden perl: No worthy mechs found
> Well, this sure sounds SASL-related, not Perl.  :)  Does anybody know
> what it is trying to tell me?  My mail system appears to work fine.

It looks like your perl script is trying to authenticate to your server 
using DIGEST-MD5 and failing.

> My imapd.conf says:
>     sasl_mech_list: pam
> Is this wrong?

Yes.  Read doc/options.html in the SASL distro.  I'm guessing that you want:
	sasl_mech_list: PLAIN

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