authentication failure at client

Discussion in 'Technical' started by zaqavis, Aug 14, 2007.

  1. zaqavis

    zaqavis New Member

    I have Linux Enterprise 4. using dovecot & sendmail .
    my some client on outlook dont got their emails
    /var/log/messages shows following erorr.
    type password is correct.
    Previously I copy my passwd & shadow file from another linux machine.
    and then create manual user of (dovecot)

    dovecot(pam_unix)[16951]: check pass; user unknown

    Aug 13 16:52:09 hblpk dovecot(pam_unix)[16951]: authentication failure; logname=

    uid=0 euid=0 tty= ruser= rhost=


    Please help us.
     
  2. till

    till Super Moderator

    In most cases you can not copy the passwd and shadow file from one server to another as the userid's wont match. If you still have the original passwd and shadow files, you should restore them. Otherwise it might be nescessary to reinstall the server as it can be complicated to reconfigure all services to be compatible with the new userid's.
     

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