[Dovecot] Dovecot refuses connections

Timo Sirainen tss at iki.fi
Fri May 11 16:47:59 EEST 2007

On Sun, 2007-04-29 at 19:37 +0100, John Rowe wrote:
> 1. It won't start from xinetd. I get very little in the logs, just:
> Apr  7 07:07:41 xyz xinetd[2545]: START: imaps pid=17445
> from=
> Apr  7 07:07:41 xyz xinetd[2545]: EXIT: imaps pid=17445 duration=0(sec)
> where 'xyz' is the host name

How exactly did you try to start it?

> 2. If I instead I run dovecot as a daemon then both my machines have
> suffered the problem where dovecot runs for several days and then
> disallows connections with:
> Apr 29 04:06:07 xyz dovecot: imap-login: opendir(.) failed when trying
> to get list of authentication servers: Permission denied

Something has changed the permissions
of /usr/local64/var/run/dovecot/login directory. When this happens, see
what the directory permissions are.

> Killing and restarting dovecot seems to fix it.

Dovecot resets the permissions at startup.
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