[Dovecot] command line options

Timo Sirainen tss at iki.fi
Mon Feb 5 11:50:09 UTC 2007

On Thu, 2007-01-25 at 11:07 -0500, AJ Weber wrote:
> Is the wiki up-to-date on the command-line arguments that can be
> passed to dovecot?
> I don't like the fact that I have to hard-code the "listen address" in
> the config file.  Even though it shouldn't change (rarely if ever),
> when I have a multi-homed host, I need to specify only one of the
> interfaces.
> Would it be possible to either:
> 1) Make --listen into an optional, command-line argument; or
> 2) Make the listen config-file parameter understand interface names
> instead of just IP Addresses?  (Like "eth0")

I'm not sure if there is a portable way to know the IP address for an
interface, and it's probably too much work to add code for all the OSes.

As for --listen.. Well, I'd rather not add any such specific command
line options. It'd be better if it was possible to change any setting
with a single option, like Postfix has -o. Anyway, this is a bit too
late for v1.0.

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