SASL stopped working

Discussion in 'General' started by tomd, Feb 25, 2007.

  1. tomd

    tomd New Member

    After a bad shutdown (power outage) my ISPConfig will no longer allow smtp with SASL.

    This was in the mail.log file:

    I tried to start saslauthd and the system responded it was already running.

    When I test the connection using "telnet localhost 25" I get this:
    ehlo localhost
    250-SIZE 20480000
    250 8BITMIME
    502 Error: command not implemented
    What should I be looking for at this point?
  2. martinfst

    martinfst ISPConfig Developer ISPConfig Developer

    Apparently you are missing more than one important file due to the power failure. There is very little hope to recover from this without a re-install as it's very hard to figure out which files are either missing or corrupt.

    You might give the directories 'lost+found' (per filesystem) a look to see if you find recognizable contents (The files are just numbered files, no names anymore), but I advise a re-installation. Power failures are the most unwanted events for Linux, because lots of things are cached. A UPS is advisable......
  3. falko

    falko Super Moderator ISPConfig Developer

    Which distribution do you use?
  4. tomd

    tomd New Member

    Debian 3.1 (sarge)
  5. tomd

    tomd New Member

    I have walked through the configuration steps from "The Perfect Debian Sarge Setup) and found nothing wrong from that viewpoint.

    I also looked in lost+found and there was nothing.

    Assuming that some random file was damaged in the power outage, would it be harmful to actually go through the steps in "The Perfect" section for Postfix?
    In order to install Postfix with SMTP-AUTH and TLS as well as a POP3 server that also does POP3s (port 995) and an IMAP server that is also capable of IMAPs (port 993) do the following steps:
    apt-get install postfix postfix-tls libsasl2 sasl2-bin libsasl2-modules ipopd-ssl uw-imapd-ssl (1 line!)
    Or are there better directions to go?
  6. martinfst

    martinfst ISPConfig Developer ISPConfig Developer

    As the error is SASL related, I'd then try to only reinstall SASL
    apt-get install libsasl2 sasl2-bin libsasl2-modules
    and do the appropriate configuration steps for SASL.

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