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"Everyone" needed in /etc/passwd? (Was Re: uw-imapd -> server crashing)
- From: Igor Pechtchanski <pechtcha at cs dot nyu dot edu>
- To: Kevin Camera <kcamera at kevshouse dot homeip dot net>
- Cc: cygwin at cygwin dot com
- Date: Sun, 3 Aug 2003 17:34:03 -0400 (EDT)
- Subject: "Everyone" needed in /etc/passwd? (Was Re: uw-imapd -> server crashing)
- Reply-to: cygwin at cygwin dot com
As of recent versions (don't remember the exact one, but definitely before
1.3.22), the "Everyone" group is *not* added to /etc/passwd by default by
the mkpasswd utility. If this presents a problem for some applications
(imapd?), Corinna and Pierre should know about this (if only to tell us
that it's a bug in imapd). I'm reposting this with a clearer subject to
bring it to their attention.
On Sun, 3 Aug 2003, Kevin Camera wrote:
> Hi Stephan,
> You need to add the Everyone account to your /etc/passwd. Make sure
> these two lines exist:
> For me the SYSTEM account was in there by default, but not Everyone.
> This will have you going in no time.
> By the way, I just had a post about this a few days ago -- a search for
> imapd probably would have uncovered it.
> On Sunday, August 3, 2003, at 12:05 PM, Stephan Zehrer wrote:
> > Hi,
> > i tried the actual cygwin version and setup the uw-imap according the
> > documentation.
> > The server is running but it allways refused the connection for a
> > client.
> > A telnet to the server bring up this error :
> > * BYE [ALERT] IMAP4rev1 server crashing: Unable to look up user name
> > I am using Win2K and the cygwin version 5.0 1.3.22(0.78/3/2)
> > the uw-imapd package has the version uw-imapd-2002d-1
> > Does somebody know this problem ?
> > Is it a cygwin problem or a imapd problem?
> > thx
> > bye Steve
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