Craig White craigwhite at
Wed Mar 16 09:02:08 EST 2005

On Tue, 2005-03-15 at 19:41 -0600, Dave McCracken wrote:
> --On Tuesday, March 15, 2005 17:48:32 -0700 Craig White 
> <craigwhite at> wrote:
> > I want to insert sieve scripts for users via sieveshell but I can't seem
> > to get that done...
> >
> > sieveshell -u Alec localhost
> >
> > will try to authenticate as root, not as Alec and I can't su to Alec
> > since he doesn't have a usable shell. Is there any other way?
> Use -a unstead of -u.  The correct syntax would be:
> sieveshell -a Alex localhost
OK further digging - running saslauthd -a pam -d

shows me that 

sieveshell -a alec localhost

does indeed authenticate but sieveshell reports an authentication
failure anyway...

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

so I have tried substituting the fqdn for localhost, no change

I can telnet to timsieve and it responds...

# telnet localhost sieve
Connected to localhost.localdomain (
Escape character is '^]'.
"IMPLEMENTATION" "Cyrus timsieved v2.2.12-Invoca-RPM-2.2.12-1"
"SIEVE" "fileinto reject envelope vacation imapflags notify subaddress
relational comparator-i;ascii-numeric regex"

and I even computed md5sum against /usr/bin/sieveshell on this system
and another that is working and they are the same.

I'm stuck - help


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