[Dovecot] Dovecot not accepting connections

Timo Sirainen tss at iki.fi
Fri Mar 27 01:01:23 EET 2009

On Mar 25, 2009, at 10:47 PM, Jim wrote:

> Nothing unusual in the logs, if it works or not, I'll just see this  
> at startup:
> Mar 25 21:34:48 mail-web-server dovecot[664]: dovecot v1.1.13  
> starting up (core dumps disabled)
> Mar 25 21:34:48 mail-web-server dovecot[664]: auth-worker(default):  
> mysql: Connected to localhost (postfix)
> If debug is on and connections aren't being accepted, I never see  
> anything in the logs.

Are you sure errors are also logged to that same log? They might be  
logged elsewhere. See http://wiki.dovecot.org/Logging

And what does "not accepting connections" mean? Does the TCP handshake  
finish? For example if you do:

telnet localhost 143

Does it

a) Hang after "Trying"
b) Hang after "Escape character is '^]'."
c) Say connect to address Connection refused

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