cyrus-imap cyrus-sasl postfix

Patrick Nelson pnelson at
Sat May 22 03:02:41 EDT 2004

Not sure if anyone can help but here is my problem
cyrus-imap 2.2.3
Postfix 2.1.1
cyrus-sasl 2.1.15

I have followed everything in the sasl readme, but I can not get auth
plain to work.

I think sasl is setup correctly because I can use:

testsaslauthd -u <user> -p <passwork>

and I get a 0: OK "Success."

But when I try to manually use telnet localhost 25 and then try to
authenticate with AUTH PLAIN <BASE64 Encoded> It keep coming back saying
it 535 Error: authentication failed

I know the base64 gen script is producing the correct code (followed
sasl readme) is correct because I can use it on another system.

My has the sasl entries:

smtpd_sasl_auth_enable = yes
smtpd_sasl_security_options = noanonymous
smtpd_sasl_local_domain =
broken_sasl_auth_clients = yes
smtpd_recipient_restrictions = 
        check_recipient_access hash:/etc/postfix/filter-domains

here is the maillog entry:

May 21 23:33:12 amks postfix/smtpd[6460]: connect from amks[]
May 21 23:33:31 amks postfix/smtpd[6460]: warning: SASL authentication
failure: Password verification failed
May 21 23:33:31 amks postfix/smtpd[6460]: warning: amks[]: SASL
plain authentication failed
May 21 23:33:38 amks postfix/smtpd[6460]: disconnect from

FLAGS="-n 0-c"

Anyone see or guess at what I'm doing wrong?

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