sieve problems

lartc lartc at
Fri Apr 1 08:17:13 EST 2005

hello list,

i have a problem with sieve that i'm having a very hard time working
out: i'm running on fedora core 3 and have tried versions from 2.1.19
thru to the the latest stable 2.2.12

essentially, i cannot connect to sieve server process thru sivtest or

there are two pertinent threads that i followed, but to no avail:

cyrus at


[1] describes the exact issue as does [2] -- theoretically this was
fixed in a previous version.

any help would be greatly appreciated!


charles shick

saslauthd successfully uses ldap for its auth mechanism:

here's some output generated by my server:

[root]# saslauthd -v
saslauthd 2.1.19
authentication mechanisms: getpwent kerberos5 pam rimap shadow ldap

[root]# testsaslauthd -u cyrus -p tototo -s sieve localhost
0: OK "Success."

--during the last command, here's saslauthd debugging:

saslauthd[7357]:do_auth:auth success: [user=cyrus] [service=sieve]
[realm=] [mech=ldap]
saslauthd[7357] :do_request      : response: OK

[root]# cyradm --user cyrus --authz cyrus localhost
IMAP Password:

--during the last command, here's saslauthd debugging:
saslauthd[8006] :do_auth         : auth success: [user=cyrus]
[service=imap] [realm=] [mech=ldap]
saslauthd[8006] :do_request      : response: OK

here's the sivtest and sieveshell tests -- saslauthd reports OK for the

[root]# sieveshell --user cyrus --authname cyrus localhost
connecting to localhost
Please enter your password:
unable to connect to server at /usr/bin/sieveshell line 169, <STDIN>
line 1.

from /var/log/messages
perl: No worthy mechs found

[root]# sivtest -u cyrus -a cyrus -w tototo localhost
S: "IMPLEMENTATION" "Cyrus timsieved v2.2.10-Invoca-
S: "SIEVE" "fileinto reject envelope vacation imapflags notify
subaddress relational comparator-i;ascii-numeric regex"
S: NO "Authentication Error"
Authentication failed. generic failure
Security strength factor: 0

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