/usr/local/etc/rc.d/imapproxyd start

n dhert ndhertbsd at gmail.com
Fri Sep 17 11:02:05 UTC 2010

There seems to be a problem with starting up the IMAP proxy server
# /usr/local/etc/rc.d/imapproxyd start
Starting imapproxyd.
but doesn't return the # prompt ...
# ps -jawx | grep imap
root  21490 21426 21490 64248 1 S+  3 0:00.01 /bin/sh
/usr/local/etc/rc.d/imapproxyd start
root 21496 21490 21490 64218  1 S+  3 0:00.01 /usr/local/sbin/in.imapproxyd

I would expect the /bin/sh line to disappear and the # prompt to come back.

If (from another terminal window) I do
# /usr/local/etc/rc.d/imapproxyd stop
is says
Stopping imapproxyd.
#  (returns the prompt)

If the first window, it says:
/usr/local/etc/rc.d/imapproxyd: WARNING: failed to start imapproxyd

1. what is wrong here and how to correct it ?

2. also, although I do have a user nobody and a group nobody in FreeBSD 8
and the config file /usr/local/etc/imapproxyd.conf specifies (default
proc_username nobody
proc_groupname nobody
I wonder why the processes (ps -jawx) show root as the process owner ?

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