pwcheck doesn't work after system restart

Eric Ewanco eje at
Wed May 21 21:43:31 EDT 2003

On Wed, 2003-05-21 at 21:25, Stewart wrote:
> Greetings..
> system: debian 3.0 woody PPC
> cyrus imapd v1.5.19 (installed with apt, not compiled)
> I'm trying cyrus for the first time this week, and having fun riding 
> the learning curve. :) All going OK so far except last night i switched 
> the machine off and after starting up again this morning i can't 
> connect due to 'cannot connect to pwcheck server' , as it says in the 
> logs.

I'm just a novice myself but maybe you need to start saslauthd? (maybe
in /usr/local/bin)  Don't forget to give it an authentication mechanism,
-a getpwent or -a shadow.

This only applies if you have sasl_pwcheck_method: saslauthd in your


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