If local Dovecot stops working, check lo

Reindl Harald h.reindl at thelounge.net
Sat Jul 12 11:41:37 UTC 2014

Am 12.07.2014 13:31, schrieb Steve Litt:
> ifdown lo
> ifup lo
> A malfunctioning lo will cause Dovecot not to connect to clients. My
> experience with Debian Wheezy is that lo "goes down" a lot, so this is
> one of the first things I do when odd stuff happens

uhm if you *loopback device* goes down your machine has a serious
problem - within 15 years Linux expierience i never faced a broken
"lo" device and i guess the same for 99.9999% of all admins

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