Debian Dovecot - cannot connect to port 110

Discussion in 'Server Operation' started by jbenezech, Jul 21, 2013.

  1. jbenezech

    jbenezech New Member

    Hi all,
    I just installed a couple of days ago exim4/dovecot on a new Debian VPS. Setup seemed fine and I could send and receive emails through pop3. I went back on the server a day later and could not connect to the pop3 anymore.
    I checked netstat and dovecot was listening on 110. I checked the IP tables and there are no rules in them. I can connect to other pop3s from the same hosting company on port 110.

    I changed the dovecot config to listen on port 210 and that works fine.

    Telnet would throw:

    Code:
    -ERR Cannot connect to POP server xxx.xx.xxx.xx (xxx.xx.xxx.xx:1), connect error 10061
    
    The ":1" at the end puzzles me. Is the port being forwarded to port 1 ?

    Here is the output of ifconfig:

    Code:
    lo        Link encap:Local Loopback
              inet addr:127.0.0.1  Mask:255.0.0.0
              inet6 addr: ::1/128 Scope:Host
              UP LOOPBACK RUNNING  MTU:16436  Metric:1
              RX packets:1064 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
              TX packets:1064 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
              collisions:0 txqueuelen:0
              RX bytes:87064 (85.0 KiB)  TX bytes:87064 (85.0 KiB)
    
    venet0    Link encap:UNSPEC  HWaddr 00-00-00-00-00-00-00-00-00-00-00-00-00-00-00-00
              inet addr:127.0.0.2  P-t-P:127.0.0.2  Bcast:0.0.0.0  Mask:255.255.255.255
              UP BROADCAST POINTOPOINT RUNNING NOARP  MTU:1500  Metric:1
              RX packets:1990529 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
              TX packets:1128201 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
              collisions:0 txqueuelen:0
              RX bytes:2792194030 (2.6 GiB)  TX bytes:78499242 (74.8 MiB)
    
    venet0:0  Link encap:UNSPEC  HWaddr 00-00-00-00-00-00-00-00-00-00-00-00-00-00-00-00
              inet addr:server IP address  P-t-P:server IP address  Bcast:0.0.0.0  Mask:255.255.255.255
              UP BROADCAST POINTOPOINT RUNNING NOARP  MTU:1500  Metric:1
    
    Would you have any idea where to look to find out why the port 110 is blocked ?

    Thanks
     
: dovecot, port 110

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