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Old 5th February 2008, 11:42
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Default problems with dovecot.conf

Hi all,

Dovecot won´t start up.

Just installed from Fedora8 and followed the instructions precisely.

Startup script says it cant start dovecot because of the dovecot.conf files.

here it is ( I deleted every line that was commented out)

Code:
protocol imap {
}


protocol pop3 {
}


protocol lda {
}



auth default {
  mechanisms = plain
  passdb pam {
  }

  userdb passwd {
  }

  user = root
}


dict {
  #quota = mysql:/etc/dovecot-dict-quota.conf
}
can you help me getting my dovecot.conf file as it should be?

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Mardek
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Old 5th February 2008, 16:31
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Default Help! Can someone please send me his dovecot.conf file

I am really stuck. can't find a good (working) example of the dovecot.conf file for an ISPconfig system.

I would be very greatful if someone can send me his/her file.

Getting this error on startup:
Code:
/etc/init.d/dovecot start
Starting Dovecot Imap: Error: Dovecot is already running with PID 1864 (read from /var/run/dovecot//master.pid)
Fatal: Invalid configuration in /etc/dovecot.conf
                                                           [FAILED]
output of dovecot -n :
Code:
# 1.0.7: /etc/dovecot.conf
base_dir: /var/run/dovecot/
login_dir: /var/run/dovecot//login
login_executable(default): /usr/libexec/dovecot/imap-login
login_executable(imap): /usr/libexec/dovecot/imap-login
login_executable(pop3): /usr/libexec/dovecot/pop3-login
mail_executable(default): /usr/libexec/dovecot/imap
mail_executable(imap): /usr/libexec/dovecot/imap
mail_executable(pop3): /usr/libexec/dovecot/pop3
mail_plugin_dir(default): /usr/lib/dovecot/imap
mail_plugin_dir(imap): /usr/lib/dovecot/imap
mail_plugin_dir(pop3): /usr/lib/dovecot/pop3
auth default:
  passdb:
    driver: pam
  userdb:
    driver: passwd
output of netstat -tap :
Code:
 netstat -tap
Active Internet connections (servers and established)
Proto Recv-Q Send-Q Local Address               Foreign Address             State       PID/Program name
tcp        0      0 *:mysql                     *:*                         LISTEN      1860/mysqld
tcp        0      0 *:sunrpc                    *:*                         LISTEN      1551/rpcbind
tcp        0      0 *:hosts2-ns                 *:*                         LISTEN      2266/ispconfig_http
tcp        0      0 localhost.localdomai:domain *:*                         LISTEN      2394/named
tcp        0      0 localhost.localdomain:ipp   *:*                         LISTEN      2084/cupsd
tcp        0      0 localhost.localdomain:rndc  *:*                         LISTEN      2394/named
tcp        0      0 *:smtp                      *:*                         LISTEN      2365/master
tcp        0      0 *:45565                     *:*                         LISTEN      1569/rpc.statd
tcp        0      0 *:http                      *:*                         LISTEN      2289/httpd
tcp        0      0 *:ftp                       *:*                         LISTEN      2411/proftpd: (acce
tcp        0      0 localhost6.localdoma:domain *:*                         LISTEN      2394/named
tcp        0      0 *:ssh                       *:*                         LISTEN      1758/sshd
tcp        0      0 localhost6.localdomain:rndc *:*                         LISTEN      2394/named
tcp        0      0 *:https                     *:*                         LISTEN      2289/httpd
tcp        0   2072 ::ffff:192.168.100.99:ssh   ::ffff:213.201.159.92:37366 ESTABLISHED 3282/0
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Old 6th February 2008, 09:16
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A fresh dovecot.conf file from your linux distribution without any changes works perfectly for ISPConfig. You might want to reinstall dovecot to get a fresh config file.
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