Authentication problem

Jim Sabatke jsabatke at
Sun May 9 15:50:10 EDT 2004

I sent this to cyrus-sasl first, but have not gotten any replies.

I was trying to look through the archives.  There are thousands of 
"authentication" emails.  I hope this is the right list.  Please let me 
know if it's not.

I'm running posfix/cyrus/mysql on SuSE 9.0.

I can't connect to an account where the user name is not also a UNIX 
user (in /etc/passwd).  This is driving me nuts.  If I create a UNIX 
user, the authentication works fine.  I deleted the user and now I get 
in /var/log/messages:

May  8 16:58:52 yoda imapd[2821]: Login disabled user=farmerg 
auth=farmerg []

Any help out there?


Jim Sabatke
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