Postfix & pop-before-smtp
gerard at seibercom.net
Mon Aug 25 18:43:17 UTC 2008
On Mon, 25 Aug 2008 19:38:04 +0200
"Marcel Grandemange" <thavinci at thavinci.za.net> wrote:
> I don't know if anyone will be able to assist me with this one, but
> two days ago I decided to redo our mail server.
> All went well except for one components..
> Pop-before-smtp, it seems no matter what I did it would simply cause
> postfix hassles.
> Now I know pop-before-smtp is confed correctly as old working config
> was used...
> I also know that it DOES create the pop-before-smtp.db file on start
> if I delete it manually as test.
> I can also check if there are any ip's in db by doing pop-before-smtp
> -list. (IT OBVIOUSLY RETURNED NOTHIN)
> However postfix keeps throwing errors to the following..
> Aug 25 15:31:21 thavinci postfix/smtpd: fatal: open database
> /usr/local/etc/postfix/pop-before-smtp.db: Invalid argument
> Aug 25 11:14:49 thavinci postfix/smtpd: fatal: open database
> /usr/local/etc/postfix/pop-before-smtp.db: Inappropriate file type or
> Aug 25 12:17:11 thavinci postfix/smtpd: fatal: open database
> /usr/local/etc/postfix/pop-before-smtp.db: Bad file descriptor
> And that is the correct location and postfix was compile directly
> from ports with option BDB which I understand is required to read
> this file.
> Ive been trying for a day straight trying to resolve this and had to
> continue without this feature for now to allow mail to run..
> At this stage I would worship the ground of anyone that could help me
> solve this!!!
You would probably be better off asking your question on the Postfix
forum. The mailing list is available here:
You could also start here and search for an answer:
This link might also help you:
If you do post on the Postfix forum, be sure to include the output of:
'postconf -n' along with the relevant portions of your log file.
By the way, "pop-before-smtp" is rather deprecated. Why not use
SASL/TLS instead? It is much more secure and is readily becoming a
requirement with many ISPs.
gerard at seibercom.net
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"NO!! NO!! It's the thought police!!!!"
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