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February 10, 2008

“Attempted master login with no master passdbs”

Filed under: UNIX & Linux — Tags: , , , , — martin @ 7:31 am

If you get this under some conditions while using dovecot for SASL authentication from the Postfix MTA, you’re using an outdated pre-release version of dovecot, like e.g. 1.0.rc15. This specific version is still included not only in CentOS and RHEL 5 but also in Debian 4.0 (etch). The error is caused by a bug that was already fixed in later pre-release versions.

I replaced the stock rpm from CentOS 5 with the current released dovecot 1.0.10 rpm from atrpms.net, which instantly fixed the problem.

Packages of dovecot 1.0.10 for Debian are available from backports.org.

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