imapd problem.

Lowell Gilbert freebsd-questions-local at
Tue Oct 5 07:32:11 PDT 2004

"Perttu Laine" <pepe at> writes:

> Hello!
> I have problem with imapd. I can't start dovecot 'cause it says this:
> --
> koaze# /usr/local/sbin/dovecot
> Fatal: listen(143) failed: Address already in use
> koaze#
> --
> But I don't know what could be using that address. I had cyrus for a
> while, but I removed it and ps aux show nothing that could use imapd port.
> Only other email app running is postfix as smtp.
> So. What could be wrong here?

*Something* is holding the port.
You can find out what with:
  sockstat | grep 143 

Lowell Gilbert, embedded/networking software engineer, Boston area

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