[tpop3d-discuss]auth-flatfile method

Chris Lightfoot chris at ex-parrot.com
Wed, 14 Apr 2004 21:04:39 +0100

On Wed, Apr 14, 2004 at 02:42:16PM -0500, Daryl Meese wrote:
> On Tue, Apr 13, 2004 at 08:58:02PM -0500, Daryl Meese wrote:
> >
> > when I run tpop3d -h auth-flatfile is included under available
> > authentication drivers.  Does that mean it is definately available?
> yes.
> OK, I finally have it actually checking the flat file if I send the
> user@domain combination but not for just user.  Not a big deal at all for me
> but I am still getting errors this error:
> "ERR Everything's Really Bad" What should that be telling me? (other than
> that everything is really bad?

you've got it in one! What's in the system log, though?
Make sure you use the -v option, so that you get more
detailed error reporting.

> I have a file in /etc/mail named as just the user part of the user@domain
> combo.  I also have the following conf line
> mailbox: bsd:/var/mail/$(user) bsd:/var/mail/$(local_part)
> and am guessing (somewhat blindly) that "/var/mail/$(local_part)" will
> translate to the file named after the user and that "bsd:/var/mail/$(user)"
> will look for a file named user@domain.

yes, that's right.

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