Old 5th February 2008, 12:42
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Default problems with dovecot.conf

Hi all,

Dovecot wont 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)

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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Old 5th February 2008, 17:31
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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:
/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
output of dovecot -n :
# 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:
    driver: pam
    driver: passwd
output of netstat -tap :
 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:   ::ffff: ESTABLISHED 3282/0
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Old 6th February 2008, 10:16
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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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