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Re: [SLE] Postfix + Cyrus problem: local delivery doesnot work
  • From: Sandy Drobic <suse-linux-e@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 01 May 2006 21:54:42 +0200
  • Message-id: <44566782.7030007@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Vitaly Shishakov wrote:

Dear all,
I have a problem setting up an E-mail service using cyrus and postfix on SuSE 10.1 (RC3). all my user's accounts info is in the MYSQL database ( a table with "login" and "pass" string columns), and i tryed pam_mysql and sasl_sql plugin, both with the same result.

Okay, so far so good.

The cyrus itself looks OK, i can even successfully log into a users mailbox, and the postfix seems to understand that config too -- i set up SASL authentication for smtpd server, and it lets me to send mail outside only if i provide correct users login and password. But: posfix refuses to deliver local mail for my domain (see log quotations below) ragardless whatever local_transprot i use: cyrus or lmtp.

Now, that is a bit strange. Though you should probably leave local_transport alone and use mailbox_transport instead.

however: when i issue the same command that is specified in file manually as "cyrus" user, like
su cyrus /usr/lib/cyrus/bin/deliver -r user@xxxxxxxx user5
where user5 is one of my accounts defined in DB, and then type in a message, like
From: user@xxxxxxxx
To: user5@xxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: Test


I get the message delivered into user's INBOX just fine. (and the user's INBOX get autocreated as well)

That smells like a permission problem. Starting with Suse 10 Novell has included AppArmor to prevent applications from using files not defined in their profile. The other possibility is that the user that is configured in does not have the right to use the transport cyrus. Though that would be a bit strange.

Any help will be appreciated!!!
well, below are quitations from logfiles and configs: -- replaces my domain name.
here is what i have in logfiles, when postfix tries local delivery: /var/log/mail: --------------------------------------------------------------------------------
May 1 17:44:03 server postfix/qmgr[5146]: BCCFB3E51C: from=<user@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>, size=537, nrcpt=1 (queue active)
May 1 17:44:03 server postfix/local[5151]: warning: connect #1 to subsystem private/lmtp: Operation not permitted

Try to deactivate AppArmor, then "postfix stop; postfix start;"

Try to send another mail after that. Does this mail end up in Cyrus?

Another possibility is that you have configured postfix/local in a chroot.

/usr/lib64/sasl2/Cyrus.conf (symlinks: imapd.conf imap.conf) ----------------------------------------------------------------
auxprop_plugin: sql
sql_engine: mysql
sql_user: mail
sql_passwd: gtxrby
sql_hostnames: localhost
sql_database: lanbilling
sql_statement: select pass from vgroups where login = '%u'
sql_usessl: no
password_format: plaintext

I hope this is not your real password, otherwise change it, fast!

mail_spool_directory = /var/mail
canonical_maps = hash:/etc/postfix/canonical
virtual_alias_maps = hash:/etc/postfix/virtual
virtual_alias_domains = hash:/etc/postfix/virtual
relocated_maps = hash:/etc/postfix/relocated
transport_maps = hash:/etc/postfix/transport
sender_canonical_maps = hash:/etc/postfix/sender_canonical
local_recipient_maps = mysql:/etc/postfix/ $alias_maps
masquerade_exceptions = root
masquerade_classes = envelope_sender, header_sender, header_recipient
myhostname =
daemon_directory = /usr/lib/postfix
program_directory = /usr/lib/postfix
readme_directory = /usr/share/doc/packages/postfix/README_FILES
html_directory = /usr/share/doc/packages/postfix/html
sample_directory = /usr/share/doc/packages/postfix/samples
sendmail_path = /usr/sbin/sendmail
setgid_group = maildrop
manpage_directory = /usr/share/man
newaliases_path = /usr/bin/newaliases
mailq_path = /usr/bin/mailq
inet_protocols = all
inet_interfaces = all
masquerade_domains =
mydestination =
defer_transports =
mynetworks_style = subnet
disable_dns_lookups = no
relayhost =
mailbox_command =
# mailbox_transport = cyrus -- same result !!! mailbox_transport = lmtp:unix:/var/lib/imap/socket/lmtp

Can postfix access that socket? Probably not. Please disable AppArmor and chroot for local.


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