searching for a 25 seconds delay, RESOLVED

Iv Ray pobox at
Thu May 14 16:26:17 EDT 2009

> On 14.05.2009, at 15:29, Jorey Bump wrote:
>> Show us how you are invoking imtest on the command line, then show us
>> everything up to and including the line containing the word
>> (before you actually enter your password). This will reveal the
>> mechanisms offered by the server, and the one imtest is using without
>> encountering a delay. Consider creating a test user for this, so you
>> don't accidentally post any sensitive information.
>> Once you have that information, you can compare it to the imapd log,
>> which will list the mechanism Squirrelmail is using. Speaking of  
>> logs,
>> have you inspected them for relevant errors? Either way, a sample
>> would
>> be helpful.
> While playing with your advice I think I found something.
> As soon as I give the cyradm password, in the error log appears -
> May 14 20:10:01 xxxxx imap[24292]: login: localhost [] cyrus
> LOGIN User logged in
> Which means that cyradm logs in as fast as imtest.
> (I am really sorry, I did not read the logs earlier... I inherited a
> server and I am not that good in administering it.)
> And then! - exactly after 15 seconds comes a line -
> May 14 20:10:26 xxxxx imap[24292]: dracsend: call failed: RPC: Timed  
> out
> (the 25 seconds where my own counting, seems I count a bit too fast)
> I feel a bit stupid now, but it seems the drac is operating
> improperly. I knew something about it, but it never occurred to me
> that it can cause the delay.
> I'll try to fix this now, thanks a lot, Jorey!
> Iv
> PS drac is in case the clients cannot SMTP authenticate, is that
> correct? If we assume that only modern e-mail clients are used, is it
> safe to remove drac?

That was it.

Removed drac and the 25 seconds are gone.

It would be great to know if all modern e-mail clients can do SMTP  

Thanks a lot!

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