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

Robert Schetterer rs at sys4.de
Tue Jun 11 11:52:34 EEST 2013

Am 11.06.2013 09:24, schrieb Sebastian Arcus:
> On 11/06/13 08:18, Robert Schetterer wrote:
>> 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
> Thanks Robert. That's an interesting idea. It probably isn't really
> worth the hassle as the whole issue is not quite that important. I was
> merely wondering if there is a configuration option for Dovecot to
> ignore missing interfaces.
> Maybe coming from the other direction of the spectrum might also be a
> good idea - something like a "nolisten" option - to prevent it from
> listening on certain interfaces. That's the main reason I use the
> "listen" option - to prevent Dovecot from ever listening on certain
> interfaces, as an extra layer of protection in case the firewall ever
> gets misconfigured.

perhaps good idea , but i think it hasnt high prior, wait for Timos

Best Regards
MfG Robert Schetterer

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