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dovecot trouble

Matthias Luehr
Occasional Visitor

dovecot trouble

Hi there,

I got dovecot compiled and running on HP-UX.

It's using LDAPUX and PAM for authentication. So far, it works. But after logging in the connection is closed immediately. It looks like this:

telnet 143
Connected to ...
Escape character is '^]'.
* OK Dovecot ready.
a01 login
Connection closed by foreign host.

The dovecot log says:

Error: imap-login: fd_send(7) failed: Bad file number
Error: child 22629 (login) returned error 89

As far as I can see, the problem seems to reside in dovecot's fdpass.c...

HP-UX version: 11.23
dovecot version: 1.0.3
gcc used: 2.9

Any ideas or solutions?

Thanks in advance,

Steven E. Protter
Exalted Contributor

Re: dovecot trouble


In this case dovecot is providing popmail services on the system.

qpopper, part of the Internet Express Package from will provide the same services. The code is tested and has had reasonable Q&A work done by HP.

Interesting that the dovecot version you have is 1.0.3 and my production linux boxes have only 0.99.11

If you want to make dovecot work you may need to compile stable source code.

Steven E Protter
Owner of ISN Corporation
Honored Contributor

Re: dovecot trouble

check ulimit it.
do see if it works.

ulimit -c 50000
you can report ur bug here...
It's kind of fun to do the impossible