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Bug #154

Error Connecting to New Virtualized Mail Server

Added by Daniel Curtis almost 7 years ago. Updated over 5 years ago.

Status:
Closed
Priority:
Normal
Assignee:
Category:
Mail Server
Target version:
-
Start date:
08/01/2013
Due date:
% Done:

100%

Estimated time:
0.30 h
Spent time:

Description

I encountered a problem while migrating the physical in which I could not connect to the server using my mail client, Thunderbird. As the server is virtual and configured with a bare minimal OS there was no advanced logging facilities. So I installed rsyslog:

sudo apt-get install rsyslog

I found that Dovecot was not loading the mysql driver. So I looked to see if the package was installed:

dpkg -l dovecot-mysql

To find that the module was not installed, so I simply installed the package:
sudo apt-get install dovecot-mysql

This allowed normal connections to resume.

History

#1 Updated by Daniel Curtis almost 7 years ago

The problem kept happening, so I consulted the logfiles /var/log/syslog and /var/log/mail.err to find the following:
  • /var/log/syslog

...
Aug 1 16:46:12 lxc-submail amavis3588: (03588-01) (!)connect_to_sql: unable to connect to DSN 'DBI:mysql:database=dbispconfig;host=127.0.0.1;port=3306': Can't connect to MySQL server on '127.0.0.1' (111)
Aug 1 16:46:12 lxc-submail amavis3588: (03588-01) (!!)TROUBLE in process_request: connect_to_sql: unable to connect to any dataset at (eval 111) line 247.
Aug 1 16:46:12 lxc-submail amavis3588: (03588-01) (!)Requesting process rundown after fatal error
Aug 1 16:56:43 lxc-submail dovecot: lda: Fatal: Plugin 'sieve' not found from directory /usr/lib/dovecot/modules
Aug 1 17:01:14 lxc-submail postfix/trivial-rewrite4196: warning: connect to mysql server localhost: Can't connect to local MySQL server through socket '/var/run/mysqld/mysqld.sock' (2)
Aug 1 17:01:14 lxc-submail postfix/trivial-rewrite4196: warning: mysql:/etc/postfix/mysql-virtual_relaydomains.cf: table lookup problem
...

  • /var/log/mail.err

Aug 1 16:55:04 lxc-submail amavis3859: (03859-01) (!!)TROUBLE in process_request: connect_to_sql: unable to connect to any dataset at (eval 111) line 247.
Aug 1 16:56:15 lxc-submail dovecot: lda: Fatal: Plugin 'sieve' not found from directory /usr/lib/dovecot/modules

The solution was actually a few things:
  1. Install dovecot-sieve
  2. Change postfix database location from 127.0.0.1 to localhost
  3. Change amavis database location from 127.0.0.1 to localhost

1. Install dovecot-sieve

sudo apt-get install dovecot-sieve

2. Change postfix database location from 127.0.0.1 to localhost

perl -i -pe 's/hosts = 127.0.0.1$/hosts = localhost\n/' /etc/postfix/mysql-virtual_*.cf
/etc/init.d/postfix reload

3. Change amavis database location from 127.0.0.1 to localhost

  • /etc/amavis/conf.d/50-user

@lookup_sql_dsn =
( ['DBI:mysql:database=dbispconfig;host=localhost;port=3306', 'ispconfig', 'xxxxxxxx'] );

#2 Updated by Daniel Curtis over 5 years ago

  • Project changed from 31 to GNU/Linux Administration
  • Category set to Mail Server
  • Private changed from Yes to No

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