How to configure cyrus-imapd3 to use /etc/passwd

James B. Byrne byrnejb at
Mon Feb 26 22:26:56 UTC 2018

On Mon, February 26, 2018 16:53, James B. Byrne wrote:

> Checking the ssl connection I get this result:
> openssl s_client -connect localhost:993
> CONNECTED(00000003)
> write:errno=54
> ---
> no peer certificate available
> ---
> No client certificate CA names sent
> ---
> SSL handshake has read 0 bytes and written 307 bytes
> ---
> New, (NONE), Cipher is (NONE)
> Secure Renegotiation IS NOT supported
> Compression: NONE
> Expansion: NONE
> No ALPN negotiated
> SSL-Session:
>     Protocol  : TLSv1.2
>     Cipher    : 0000
>     Session-ID:
>     Session-ID-ctx:
>     Master-Key:
>     Key-Arg   : None
>     PSK identity: None
>     PSK identity hint: None
>     SRP username: None
>     Start Time: 1519681228
>     Timeout   : 300 (sec)
>     Verify return code: 0 (ok)
> ---
> This seems, to me, to return success from the standpoint of
> establishing an ssl connection.

Actually, no, this is telling me something else entirely.  I tried to
view the certificate assigned to this host and got this:

# openssl s_client -showcerts -connect localhost:993
connect: Connection refused

I suspect that there is something wrong with the certificates used by
this host.  And I have a reasonable idea as to what that problem is. 
The host name does not match that on the certificate.

Does anybody out there want a small perl gig to get an old piece of
software running again on FreeBSD-11.

# perl -v

This is perl 5, version 24, subversion 3 (v5.24.3) built for

It runs fine on CentOS-6.

# perl -v

This is perl, v5.10.1 (*) built for x86_64-linux-thread-multi

I use it to manage our PKI certificates.  If I have to then I will
load a VM with CentOS-6 and run it there.  But I would rather have it
run natively on FreeBSD.  The code is available at

This is a real offer. I do not have time to learn what changed between
5.10 and 5.20. If someone will get this working for me then I will pay
them a reasonable fee; to be negotiated in advance and paid upon
successful completion.


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