Replication problem

Patrick Radtke phr2101 at
Tue May 16 16:15:15 EDT 2006

did you try setting
sasl_pwcheck_method on the replica?

'unix' isn't a SASL mechanism.

you may want to try PLAIN (what do you use currently on the primary  

on the replica use this line
sasl_mech_list: PLAIN

to make it only advertise PLAIN authentication, and then the primary  
machine will try using that sasl mechanism when connecting.
This will then invoke what you have for your sasl_pwcheck_method.


On May 16, 2006, at 3:47 PM, David Korpiewski wrote:

> I'm in the middle of trying to set up replication.  However, I keep  
> running into a problem.
> The replication error I'm getting on the replica is this if I don't  
> specify a sync_authname and sync_password:
>  syncserver[7682]: starttls: TLSv1 with cipher AES256-SHA (256/256  
> bits new) no authentication
> I get this error if I'm specifying a sync_authname and sync_password:
>  badlogin: [] DIGEST-MD5 [SASL 
> (-13): user not found: no secret in database]
> How can I change what sync_server uses for its authentication?  I  
> want it to either use LDAP or the local passwd/shadow files.  It  
> obviously keeps trying to use DIGEST-MD5, in which case it would  
> have to look for a md5 file in a particluar location, but I don't  
> see how to specify that either.
> I tried setting auth_mech and sasl_auth_mech to be "unix" in the / 
> etc/imapd.conf but that doesn't change anything.
> Can anyone help me?
> Thanks,
> David
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