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Pop3 didn't authenticate

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Musmand, Aug 1, 2005.

  1. Musmand

    Musmand Member

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    Hi Anyone

    I just got a new server and this is a fresh install.

    I made an account and an email account. Tried to log in from Entourage (mac) and Outlook express (pc) and I can't connect. Webmail runs like a charm.

    This is the error I get in var/log/messages

    Aug 1 02:50:49 138230 popa3d[384]: Didn't attempt authentication
    Aug 1 02:54:42 138230 popa3d(pam_unix)[1216]: check pass; user unknown
    Aug 1 02:54:42 138230 popa3d(pam_unix)[1216]: authentication failure; logname= uid=0 euid=0 tty= ruser= rhost=
    Aug 1 02:54:45 138230 popa3d[1216]: Authentication failed for UNKNOWN USER from xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx

    Correct me if I am wrong, but shouldent the server work when "fresh" out of the box??

    Regards
    Musmand
     
  2. chirpy

    chirpy Well-Known Member

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    You're running the wrong pop3 daemon. You need to disable whatever that one is (probably in xinetd - /etc/xinetd.d/) and then restart cppop: /scripts/restartsrv_cppop
     
  3. Musmand

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    Still dosen't work

    Aug 1 05:14:23 138230 popa3d(pam_unix)[10081]: check pass; user unknown
    Aug 1 05:14:23 138230 popa3d(pam_unix)[10081]: authentication failure; logname= uid=0 euid=0 tty= ruser= rhost=
    Aug 1 05:14:26 138230 popa3d[10081]: Authentication failed for UNKNOWN USER from xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx

    Anyone??
     
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    The problem is still as I have said, you're running an incorrect POP3 daemon which you need to shutdown first.
     
  5. Karthick

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    As chirpy is saying, disable this in your xinetd:

    root@server [~]# vim /etc/xinetd.d/popa3d

    Change disable = no to disable = yes and save file.

    root@server [~]# service xinetd restart
    root@server [~]# /scripts/restartsrv_cppop
     
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    THANKS a lot guys.

    From a most happy man.

    Musmand
     
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    Im having the same problem with a brand new fresh install. And know someone else who had the same problem. Thanks for posting the fix.
     
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