Controlling IP addresses for services

Marcus Rueckert darix at
Sat May 23 02:44:13 UTC 2015

On 2015-05-22 22:02:49 -0400, Alex wrote:
> I'm using dovecot-2.2.15 on fedora21 and would like to configure pop3s
> and imaps to only listen on localhost and internal addresses.
> It seems the listen= parameter only supports ports, not IP addresses.
> Is it possible to control which IPs the services listen on?
> I'm also interested in knowing the differences between pop3-login and
> just the pop3 service? Same with imap-login and imap?
> I've searched the wiki and still a bit confused.


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