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

Robert Schetterer rs at sys4.de
Tue Jun 11 10:18:10 EEST 2013

Am 11.06.2013 09:00, 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.

try write some wrapper to the dovecot start script , checking your
interfaces and perhaps echo some stuff in dovecot.conf, or simply use -c
option for starting another dovecot.conf
but i would not recommand this practises

Best Regards
MfG Robert Schetterer

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