POP3 IMAP CentOS 5.7 x86_64 [ISPConfig 3]

Discussion in 'Installation/Configuration' started by VidalCastillo, Oct 30, 2011.

  1. VidalCastillo

    VidalCastillo New Member

    Hi team,
    great work with all the tutorials you have created so far, keep going.

    I have used the tutorial to install and configure a perfect web server :) running CentOS.
    All is just fine except the mail server, when I check in the ISPConfig 3.0.3.3 Monitor page I see:

    Web-Server: Online
    FTP-Server: Online
    SMTP-Server: Online
    POP3-Server: Offline
    IMAP-Server: Offline
    DNS-Server: Online
    mySQL-Server: Online

    1 - As I am really new, :D please let me know what should I check, post in here so you could help me bring the services up and running.

    2- I have to mention that I am behind a router and I would also have to open some ports, could you please give me a hint which should be forwarded to my LAN IP.

    3- I am using freedns.afraid.org and I have :
    mydomain.com (G) A 89.xxx.xxx.xxx
    mydomain.com (G) MX 10:mail.mydomain.com
    ftp.mydomain.com (G) A 89.xxx.xxx.xxx
    mail.mydomain.com (G) A 89.xxx.xxx.xxx
    www.mydomain.com (G)A 89.xxx.xxx.xxx

    I have also bought the manual, checked the page (24/308) - 3.2.1.3 Installing The Mail Server does not help me too much.

    Huge thanks in advance for your help

    PS:
    As I see, my questions are also related to [ISPConfig 3], so please feel fre to move my post to the appropriate section.
     
    Last edited: Oct 30, 2011
  2. falko

    falko Super Moderator

    What's the output of
    Code:
    netstat -tap
    ?

    20,21 - FTP
    22 - SSH
    25 - SMTP
    53 (TCP and UDP!) - DNS
    80 - HTTP
    110 - POP3
    143 - IMAP
    443 - HTTPS
    993 - IMAPS
    995 - POP3S
     
  3. VidalCastillo

    VidalCastillo New Member

    Thank you Falko,
    here is the requested output:
    Code:
    [root@bulldozer ~]# netstat -tap
    Active Internet connections (servers and established)
    Proto Recv-Q Send-Q Local Address               Foreign Address             State       PID/Program name
    tcp        0      0 bulldozer.com:10024         *:*                         LISTEN      2670/amavisd (maste
    tcp        0      0 bulldozer.com:10025         *:*                         LISTEN      2739/master
    tcp        0      0 *:mysql                     *:*                         LISTEN      2620/mysqld
    tcp        0      0 bulldozer.com:dyna-access   *:*                         LISTEN      2535/clamd
    tcp        0      0 *:sunrpc                    *:*                         LISTEN      2195/portmap
    tcp        0      0 *:webcache                  *:*                         LISTEN      2798/httpd
    tcp        0      0 *:http                      *:*                         LISTEN      2798/httpd
    tcp        0      0 *:tproxy                    *:*                         LISTEN      2798/httpd
    tcp        0      0 *:721                       *:*                         LISTEN      2235/rpc.statd
    tcp        0      0 *:ftp                       *:*                         LISTEN      2814/pure-ftpd (SER
    tcp        0      0 bulldozer.com:domain        *:*                         LISTEN      2167/named
    tcp        0      0 bulldozer.com:domain        *:*                         LISTEN      2167/named
    tcp        0      0 *:ssh                       *:*                         LISTEN      2517/sshd
    tcp        0      0 *:smtp                      *:*                         LISTEN      2739/master
    tcp        0      0 bulldozer.com:rndc          *:*                         LISTEN      2167/named
    tcp        0      0 *:https                     *:*                         LISTEN      2798/httpd
    tcp        0   1924 bulldozer.com:ssh           192.168.230.254:catchpole   ESTABLISHED 2666/0
    [root@bulldozer ~]#
    
    I have just added these 2, all the other were already in my router configuration.
    993 - IMAPS
    995 - POP3S

    I have posted an extract of this file:
    more var/log/maillog
    Code:
    Oct 30 10:09:46 bulldozer sendmail[6772]: p9U99jHH006772: Authentication-Warning: bulldozer.pro: apache set sender to office@albert.com using -f
    Oct 30 10:09:46 bulldozer sendmail[6772]: p9U99jHH006772: from=office@albert.com, size=8137, class=0, nrcpts=1, msgid=<20111030090945.26044.731476411.swift@albert.com>, relay=apache@localhost
    Oct 30 10:09:46 bulldozer postfix/smtpd[6775]: warning: SASL: Connect to private/auth failed: No such file or directory
    Oct 30 10:09:46 bulldozer postfix/smtpd[6775]: fatal: no SASL authentication mechanisms
    Oct 30 10:09:47 bulldozer sendmail[6772]: p9U99jHH006772: to=Alin Mataselu <alinmataselu@yahoo.com>, ctladdr=office@albert.com (48/48), delay=00:00:02, xdelay=00:00:01, mailer=relay, pri=38137, relay=[127.0.0.1] [127.0.0.1], dsn=4.0.0, stat=Deferred: Connectionreset by [127.0.0.1]
    Oct 30 10:09:47 bulldozer postfix/master[2734]: warning: process /usr/libexec/postfix/smtpd pid 6775 exit status 1
    Oct 30 10:09:47 bulldozer postfix/master[2734]: warning: /usr/libexec/postfix/smtpd: bad command startup -- throttling
    Oct 30 10:10:40 bulldozer sendmail[6852]: p9U9Aemj006852: Authentication-Warning: bulldozer.pro: apache set sender to office@albert.com using -f
    Oct 30 10:10:40 bulldozer sendmail[6852]: p9U9Aemj006852: from=office@albert.com, size=8136, class=0, nrcpts=1, msgid=<20111030091040.26044.1770564610.swift@albert.com>, relay=apache@localhost
    Oct 30 10:10:47 bulldozer postfix/smtpd[6856]: warning: SASL: Connect to private/auth failed: No such file or directory
    Oct 30 10:10:47 bulldozer postfix/smtpd[6856]: fatal: no SASL authentication mechanisms
    Oct 31 18:35:02 bulldozer postfix/smtpd[23957]: fatal: no SASL authentication mechanisms
    Oct 31 18:35:03 bulldozer postfix/master[2739]: warning: process /usr/libexec/postfix/smtpd pid 23957 exit status 1
    Oct 31 18:35:03 bulldozer postfix/master[2739]: warning: /usr/libexec/postfix/smtpd: bad command startup -- throttling
    

    Please let me know what other details I should provide in order for you to be able to help me with my issue.

    Thank you in advance
     
    Last edited: Oct 31, 2011
  4. falko

    falko Super Moderator

    There's no POP3/IMAP daemon running. Please start Dovecot.
     
  5. VidalCastillo

    VidalCastillo New Member

    Hi falko,

    I have done this:
    Code:
    [root@bulldozer ~]# /etc/init.d/dovecot start
    Starting Dovecot Imap: If you have trouble with authentication failures,
    enable auth_debug setting. See http://wiki.dovecot.org/WhyDoesItNotWork
    This message goes away after the first successful login.
    Error: socket() failed: Address family not supported by protocol
    Fatal: listen(::, 143) failed: Address family not supported by protocol
                                                               [FAILED]
    [root@bulldozer ~]#
    
    vi /etc/dovecot.conf
    Code:
    ... and added the line listen = *:
    [CODE]
    [...]
    #listen = *, [::]
    listen = *
    [...]
    
    [/CODE]
    after reboot, this is how it looks
    Code:
    [root@bulldozer ~]# netstat -tap
    Active Internet connections (servers and established)
    Proto Recv-Q Send-Q Local Address               Foreign Address             State       PID/Program name
    tcp        0      0 *:imaps                     *:*                         LISTEN      2651/dovecot
    tcp        0      0 *:pop3s                     *:*                         LISTEN      2651/dovecot
    tcp        0      0 bulldozer.com:10024         *:*                         LISTEN      2674/amavisd (maste
    tcp        0      0 bulldozer.com:10025         *:*                         LISTEN      2743/master
    tcp        0      0 *:mysql                     *:*                         LISTEN      2619/mysqld
    tcp        0      0 *:pop3                      *:*                         LISTEN      2651/dovecot
    tcp        0      0 bulldozer.com:dyna-access   *:*                         LISTEN      2534/clamd
    tcp        0      0 *:imap                      *:*                         LISTEN      2651/dovecot
    tcp        0      0 *:sunrpc                    *:*                         LISTEN      2194/portmap
    tcp        0      0 *:webcache                  *:*                         LISTEN      2774/httpd
    tcp        0      0 *:http                      *:*                         LISTEN      2774/httpd
    tcp        0      0 *:720                       *:*                         LISTEN      2234/rpc.statd
    tcp        0      0 *:tproxy                    *:*                         LISTEN      2774/httpd
    tcp        0      0 *:ftp                       *:*                         LISTEN      2790/pure-ftpd (SER
    tcp        0      0 bulldozer.com:domain        *:*                         LISTEN      2166/named
    tcp        0      0 bulldozer.com:domain        *:*                         LISTEN      2166/named
    tcp        0      0 *:ssh                       *:*                         LISTEN      2516/sshd
    tcp        0      0 *:smtp                      *:*                         LISTEN      2743/master
    tcp        0      0 bulldozer.com:rndc          *:*                         LISTEN      2166/named
    tcp        0      0 *:https                     *:*                         LISTEN      2774/httpd
    tcp        0      0 bulldozer.com:60442         bulldozer.com:mysql         ESTABLISHED 2994/smtpd
    tcp        0      0 bulldozer.com:60443         bulldozer.com:mysql         ESTABLISHED 2994/smtpd
    tcp        0      0 bulldozer.com:60440         bulldozer.com:mysql         ESTABLISHED 2995/proxymap
    tcp        0      0 bulldozer.com:60441         bulldozer.com:mysql         ESTABLISHED 2998/trivial-rewrit
    tcp        0      0 bulldozer.com:60444         bulldozer.com:mysql         ESTABLISHED 2994/smtpd
    tcp        0      0 bulldozer.com:60439         bulldozer.com:mysql         ESTABLISHED 2995/proxymap
    tcp        0      0 bulldozer.com:mysql         bulldozer.com:60444         ESTABLISHED 2619/mysqld
    tcp        0      0 bulldozer.com:mysql         bulldozer.com:60440         ESTABLISHED 2619/mysqld
    tcp        0      0 bulldozer.com:mysql         bulldozer.com:60441         ESTABLISHED 2619/mysqld
    tcp        0      0 bulldozer.com:mysql         bulldozer.com:60442         ESTABLISHED 2619/mysqld
    tcp        0      0 bulldozer.com:mysql         bulldozer.com:60443         ESTABLISHED 2619/mysqld
    tcp        0      0 bulldozer.com:mysql         bulldozer.com:60439         ESTABLISHED 2619/mysqld
    tcp        0      0 bulldozer.com:smtp          info3.prestashop.com:54522  TIME_WAIT   -
    tcp        0      0 bulldozer.com:webcache      deibp9eh1--blueice4n2:21374 TIME_WAIT   -
    tcp        0   4444 bulldozer.com:ssh           deibp9eh1--blueice4n2:60524 ESTABLISHED 3005/0
    tcp        0      0 bulldozer.com:webcache      deibp9eh1--blueice4n2:22131 TIME_WAIT   -
    tcp        0      0 bulldozer.com:webcache      deibp9eh1--blueice4n2:41683 TIME_WAIT   -
    tcp        0      0 bulldozer.com:webcache      deibp9eh1--blueice4n2:46823 TIME_WAIT   -
    tcp        0      0 bulldozer.com:webcache      deibp9eh1--blueice4n2:34699 TIME_WAIT   -
    tcp        0      0 bulldozer.com:webcache      deibp9eh1--blueice4n2:31626 TIME_WAIT   -
    tcp        0      0 bulldozer.com:webcache      deibp9eh1--blueice4n2:49540 TIME_WAIT   -
    tcp        0      0 bulldozer.com:webcache      deibp9eh1--blueice4n2:tsilb TIME_WAIT   -
    tcp        0      0 bulldozer.com:webcache      deibp9eh1--blueice4n2.:4793 TIME_WAIT   -
    tcp        0      0 bulldozer.com:webcache      deibp9eh1--blueice4n2:33714 TIME_WAIT   -
    [root@bulldozer ~]#
    
    in Monitor tab of ISPConfit it is the same status:

    POP3-Server: Offline
    IMAP-Server: Offline

    Please let me know what other action I can try now
     
  6. VidalCastillo

    VidalCastillo New Member

    Hi there,

    is there any hint in regards of my problem? :)

    Thank you in advance
     
  7. falko

    falko Super Moderator

    netstat output is ok. Are POP3 and IMAP still shown as offline? If so, what are the outputs of
    Code:
    ifconfig 
    and
    Code:
    getenforce
    ?
     
  8. VidalCastillo

    VidalCastillo New Member

    Hi there,

    here are the requested details:

    Code:
    root@bulldozer ~]# ifconfig
    eth0      Link encap:Ethernet  HWaddr 6C:62:6D:E0:E9:5D
              inet addr:192.168.230.109  Bcast:192.168.230.255  Mask:255.255.255.0
              UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST  MTU:1500  Metric:1
              RX packets:196004 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
              TX packets:155444 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
              collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
              RX bytes:83785370 (79.9 MiB)  TX bytes:96543931 (92.0 MiB)
              Interrupt:233 Base address:0x6000
    
    lo        Link encap:Local Loopback
              inet addr:127.0.0.1  Mask:255.0.0.0
              UP LOOPBACK RUNNING  MTU:16436  Metric:1
              RX packets:21913 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
              TX packets:21913 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
              collisions:0 txqueuelen:0
              RX bytes:1761472 (1.6 MiB)  TX bytes:1761472 (1.6 MiB)
    
    [root@bulldozer ~]#
    
    Code:
    [root@bulldozer ~]# getenforce
    Disabled
    [root@bulldozer ~]#
    
    Than you in advance
    
     
  9. falko

    falko Super Moderator

    Are POP3 and IMAP still shown as offline?

    What's the output of
    Code:
    iptables -L
    ?
     
  10. sharktech

    sharktech New Member

    i also have this error im at the dovecot stage now trying to get it to run. attached is my error and iptables-L and getenforce
     

    Attached Files:

  11. sharktech

    sharktech New Member


    APologies - ingore me instead of putting listen = * i uncommented the line above - I know im a muppet :D
     
  12. sharktech

    sharktech New Member

    and another problem now - im unable to install getmail says its not available
     
  13. falko

    falko Super Moderator

  14. sharktech

    sharktech New Member

  15. falko

    falko Super Moderator

    I also cannot download the repo files right now - hopefully this is just a temporary problem.
     
  16. sharktech

    sharktech New Member

  17. falko

    falko Super Moderator

    The repo seems to be working again! :)
     

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