When I run "service dovecot start" after booting (dovecot not set to start automatically) this is added to /var/log/maillog:
Nov 11 23:00:53 breuniac dovecot: Dovecot starting up
Nov 11 23:00:54 breuniac dovecot: Auth process died too early - shutting down
Nov 11 23:00:54 breuniac imap-login: fd_send(-1) failed: Broken pipe
What could be the problem? I want local users to be able to log in using their account username and password. I have these lines in /etc/dovecot.conf
auth_userdb = passwd
auth_passdb = shadow (default: auth_passdb = pam)
I also set auth_verbose = yes, but where can I find this verbose output on authentication? /var/log/maillog tells me no more than that the "Auth process died too early".