Newbie sieve problem w/sieveshell

Rob Tanner rtanner at
Tue Aug 10 12:31:09 EDT 2004


I have sieve up and running (cyrus-imap v2.2.3) and a php application to
allow users some limited access for setting up forwarding and vacation
scripts.  I am looking at sieveshell as a possible tool to do administrative
maintenance, but whenever I try to invoke it, it fails.

I have tried accessing it both as the administrative user (cyrus) and as
myself, and I have specified the server both as localhost and with the FQDN.
Below are two example command lines:

sieveshell --user cyrus localhost
sieveshell --user cyrus

In every case, it prompts for the password, and then returns the error (line
broken for readability):

unable to connect to server at \
   /usr/local/cyrus/bin/sieveshell line 169, <STDIN> line 1.

Basically, it fails on the connect:

167: my $obj = sieve_get_handle($acapserver,
168:                    "prompt", "prompt", "prompt", "prompt");
170: if (!defined $obj) {
171:      die "unable to connect to server";
172: }

Any ideas as to what the problem might be, and where to look?


Rob Tanner
UNIX Services Manager
Linfield College, McMinnville OR

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