Strange output

Craig White craigwhite at
Thu Mar 31 12:12:11 EST 2005

On Thu, 2005-03-31 at 18:05 +0200, Andreas Haase wrote:
> Hi,
> I have a cyrus 2.1.15 running on Suse 9.0. It authenticates againt sasl2 
> (saslauthd), which uses ldap to get the credentials. And now, if I put in 
> invalid usernames or passwords, I get the following outout:
> --- snip ---
> mail:~ # telnet localhost 110
> Trying ::1...
> telnet: connect to address ::1: Connection refused
> Trying
> Connected to localhost.
> Escape character is '^]'.
> +OK mail Cyrus POP3 v2.1.15 server ready <797499447.1112284978 at mail>
> user foo
> +OK Name is a valid mailbox
> pass foo
> |
> 7@Ø 
> Àc@àpH+@ðJ@: Successful return: 0
> Successful return: 0
> -ERR [AUTH] Invalid login
> --- snap ---
> Could anyone please tell me where the crap between the pass line and error 
> message is coming from? Any hints appreciated. If you need more infos, 
> please let me know.
from my past experience with debugging login problems (adjust for pop3
instead of imap - my problem was using IMP with imap login).

I was able to capture with just a few slight adjustments...

captured successful login via 'telnet localhost 143'
# tcpdump -w /tmp/imp-imap.good -i lo -s 0 'port imap'

captured unsuccessful login via 'imp' at the moment the 'admin' tried to
do it's thing
# tcpdump -w /tmp/imp-imap.tcpdump -i lo -s 0 'port imap'

and then 'tethereal -r /tmp/imp-imap.[tcpdump|good] showed me the
difference...turns out - even though IMP is configured to send
imap/notls, admin login is encrypted.


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