Error: CentOS 5.6/Dovecot - Fatal: listen(::, 143) failed: Address already in use

You try to start Dovecot on CentOS 5.6 and get the following error:

Fatal: listen(::, 143) failed: Address already in use

 

Solution

Open /etc/dovecot.conf...

vi /etc/dovecot.conf

... and add the line listen = *:

[...]
#listen = *, [::]
listen = *
[...]

Then try to start Dovecot again:

/etc/init.d/dovecot start

Falko Timme

About Falko Timme

Falko Timme is an experienced Linux administrator and founder of Timme Hosting, a leading nginx business hosting company in Germany. He is one of the most active authors on HowtoForge since 2005 and one of the core developers of ISPConfig since 2000. He has also contributed to the O'Reilly book "Linux System Administration".

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