how to *not* use PAM, but sasldb2 on fedora core 5 (coming from BSD)

Timo Schoeler timo.schoeler at
Tue Mar 28 11:10:43 EST 2006

hi list,

i'm in the not-so-lucky (at least for me ;) situation to set up a FC5
imap server.

it wants to use PAM, which runs fine for me on NetBSD 3.0 e.g., but
this linux box won't do it:

Mar 28 11:58:48 www perl: No worthy mechs found
Mar 28 11:58:52 www saslauthd[3238]: do_auth         : auth failure:
[user=cyrus] [service=imap] [realm=localdomain] [mech=pam] [reason=PAM
auth error

(this is while trying 'cyradm -u cyrus localhost')

the mechs are installed:

cyrus-sasl.i386                         2.1.21-10
cyrus-sasl-lib.i386			2.1.21-10
cyrus-sasl-md5.i386                     2.1.21-10
cyrus-sasl-plain.i386			2.1.21-10
cyrus-sasl-devel.i386			2.1.21-10
cyrus-sasl-gssapi.i386 			2.1.21-10
cyrus-sasl-ldap.i386 			2.1.21-10
cyrus-sasl-ntlm.i386 			2.1.21-10
cyrus-sasl-sql.i386			2.1.21-10

so, has anyone running this setup (FC5, postfix, cyrus, managing mail 
users via saslpasswd & friends) running, and if so, how does one get there?

thanks in advance! :)


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