[Dovecot] No authentication sockets found

Timo Sirainen tss at iki.fi
Fri May 11 17:18:15 EEST 2007

On Wed, 2007-05-09 at 10:59 -0400, Stewart Dean wrote:
> DC imap host was rebooted today 3 hours ago.  Any info on what this is about?  
> imap-login: No authentication sockets found
> Background: DC 1.0, invoked from /etc/rc.local during boot.  After 
> stopping and restarting DC, things seem to work again. As per an old 
> problem, I checked /var/run/dovecot, but it was empty with plenty of 
> space.  FWIW, the owner/group for login dir (/var/run/dovecot) is 
> dovecot:dovecot, perm 755, while /var/run/dovecot/login is root:dovecot, 

The error message means that /var/run/dovecot/login directory or its
contents was deleted while Dovecot was running. I'd guess that you start
Dovecot too early and after startup another script goes and deletes the
entire /var/run/ directory. Or maybe that's done in background. Or

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