I built and installed courier 0.54.2 RPMs on Fedora Core 6. I then
setup the authentication system to use MySQL, and setup a virtual domain
with the maildirs living in /home/mail/[domain.com]/[username]
I created a courier user (503) and a courier group (503), chowned the
entire /home/mail structure to courier:courier. I also configured the
record in the passwd table for uid=503 and gid=503. Despite all of
this, when I attempt to login to any of these accounts, I get the
following entries in the log:
Feb 18 14:08:27 mountaineer imapd: Connection, ip=[::ffff:<filtered IP
Feb 18 14:08:31 mountaineer imapd: kev...@bumpahead.net:
chdir(/home/mail/<filtered domain name>/kevin) failed!!
Feb 18 14:08:31 mountaineer imapd: error: Permission denied
Feb 18 14:08:31 mountaineer imapd: LOGIN FAILED, user=kevin@<filtered
domain name>, ip=[::ffff:<filtered IP address>]
Feb 18 14:08:31 mountaineer imapd: authentication error: Permission denied
I have filtered out the IP address and domain, but rest assured that I
have verified that the paths exist as configured, and the permissions
What on earth could I be missing?
You're missing any indication that your authentication database is set up
correctly. You paraphrased how you think you've set up your mysql-based
authentication, but you did not post your actual authentication data.
There's a likely disconnect between what you think has happened, and what
Use the authtest utility in the courier-authlib package to verify that your
authentication configuration is set up properly.