Permissions Error

Discussion in 'Server Operation' started by mattantenna, Jan 11, 2011.

  1. mattantenna

    mattantenna New Member

    I am having permission / ownership issues with Postfix / Dovecot. Here is the error message I'm getting

    Jan 10 17:39:01 backend postfix/local[1101]: EEC06115E845F: to=<[email protected]>, relay=local, delay=0.43, delays=0.42/0/0/0, dsn=5.2.0, status=bounced (maildir delivery failed: create maildir file /home/sales/Maildir/tmp/ Permission denied)

    What can I post to give you more information about the source of my problem?

  2. falko

    falko Super Moderator ISPConfig Developer

    What's the output of
    ls -la /home/sales/

    How di you set up the mail system? Did you use a tutorial from here? If so, what's the tutorial's URL?
  3. mattantenna

    mattantenna New Member

    [[email protected] ~]# ls -la /home/sales
    total 40
    drwx-----x 5 sales sales 4096 Jan 10 16:01 .
    drwxr-xr-x 3 root root 4096 Jan 4 10:43 ..
    -rw-r--r-- 1 sales sales 33 Jan 4 10:43 .bash_logout
    -rw-r--r-- 1 sales sales 176 Jan 4 10:43 .bash_profile
    -rw-r--r-- 1 sales sales 124 Jan 4 10:43 .bashrc
    -rw-r--r-- 1 sales sales 515 Jan 4 10:43 .emacs
    drwxrwxrwt 6 sales sales 4096 Jan 10 15:31 Mailbak
    drwx--x--x 7 vmail vmail 4096 Jan 11 08:11 Maildir
    drwxr-xr-x 4 sales sales 4096 Jan 4 10:43 .mozilla

    Mailbak is just a backup of an old Maildir that I created. I saw the permissions errors and gave it those permissions. The Maildir directory that's in there now was created successfully by vmail, and I may have done a chmod +x on the directory after looking through the logs.

    As far as which tutorial I used, it was a combination of many unfortunately. I can give you some more information about the system if you need it.

    Server is running CentOS 5.5

    [[email protected] ~]# uname -a
    Linux 2.6.18-194.26.1.el5 #1 SMP Tue Nov 9 12:54:20 EST 2010 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux
  4. mattantenna

    mattantenna New Member


    It's looking like I am going to have to do a full reinstall of ISPConfig so that we can configure it for multiple servers. As a result, I will probably just end up reinstalling Postfix (w/ MySQL support) and dovecot with it. I have purchased your ISPConfig manual and will be going through that. I will be back with additional questions if need be.


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