successful create but unsuccessful subscribe

Bron Gondwana brong at
Thu Dec 13 15:16:10 EST 2012

On Thu, Dec 13, 2012, at 11:50 AM, Kerstin Espey wrote:
> we see a strange behaviour in our dev cyrus murder environment which we
> can't explain.
> We run cyrus 2.4 on ubuntu server.
> After successful creation of a new folder, the mailclient tries to
> subscribe to the new folder, but gets a error message.
> In thunderbird I can subscribe to the new folder with the subscribe
> menu, using our webmail client, I have to logout and login again. After
> that, the folder is subscribed.

commit 682834a60f66e4d7869a1717d9855567b877040a
Author: Bron Gondwana <brong at>
Date:   Fri Sep 14 22:06:11 2012 +0200

    options: document proxyservers only for murder backends

diff --git a/lib/imapoptions b/lib/imapoptions
index 7e8aa1c..19c315c 100644
--- a/lib/imapoptions
+++ b/lib/imapoptions
@@ -991,7 +991,9 @@ And the notification message will be available on \fIstdin\fR.
 { "proxyservers", NULL, STRING }
 /* A list of users and groups that are allowed to proxy for other
    users, separated by spaces.  Any user listed in this will be
-   allowed to login for any other user: use with caution. */ 
+   allowed to login for any other user: use with caution.
+   In a standard murder this option should ONLY be set on backends.
+   DO NOT SET on frontends or things won't work properly. */ 
 { "pts_module", "afskrb", STRINGLIST("afskrb", "ldap") }
 /* The PTS module to use. */


My guess, you have proxyservers set on the frontends.

  Bron Gondwana
  brong at

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