imap question

Louis LeBlanc freebsd at
Mon Feb 23 17:02:37 PST 2004

On 02/23/04 07:38 PM, stan sat at the `puter and typed:
> I'm trying to help a firend of mine get an imap server running on one of
> his FreeBSD 4.9 STABLE machines.
> We have built the UW imapd port, and installed it. However we seem to be
> habing a bit of a problem making it work. 
> Tha man page, and the docs (which I only found in the ports work directory
> for some reason, don't they get installed somewhere?) All seem to agree,
> that it shoud "juts work" However in our case it does not :-(
> Cruently we are gettin error messages like this in /var/log/mailog:
> maillog.0:Feb 22 19:40:26 ops2 imapd[59881]: Unable to load certificate
> from /usr/local/certs/imapd.pem, []
> As you can see, this box is located on a DMZ, behin an OpenBSD firweall
> (running pf). WE have that box redirecting port 993 to teh FreeBSD box
> running imap.
> What am I missing here?

You can't really accept secure connections without an SSL certificate.
Check the docs to find the details, but you probably want the OpenSSL
docs as well to tell you how to create an SSL key and PEM cert.  The
path provided in the error message tells you where the cert is
expected to be.  Chances are that if you check the imapd.conf you'll
also see where the key should be placed.

Unless you have it configured to block or simply not accept regular
IMAP connections, you might be able to connect on port 143, if you
just redirect that port.  Only problem is your connection won't be


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