[Dovecot] Wait for interface to become available instead of dying?

Reindl Harald h.reindl at thelounge.net
Mon Jun 10 15:14:36 EEST 2013

Am 10.06.2013 11:45, schrieb Sebastian Arcus:
> At the moment, if one of the interfaces specified with "listen=" in dovecot.conf is not up when Dovecot is started,
> then Dovecot just refuses to start. Is there an option to make Dovecot start anyway, and just use the interface
> when it becomes available? It is inconvenient to have Dovecot refuse to start during boot because some interface is
> temporarily not available.
> Then again, maybe there is some strong security reasoning behind the way Dovecot behaves at the moment?

the main question is why do you not order the start of your services correctly
how should a application bind to a specific interface if it is not up?

listening on * is no problem in this case but you can hardly bind
to a non existing interface

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