courier-authdaemond rc script doesn't report correct status

Dale Scott dalescott at
Tue Sep 16 13:51:17 UTC 2014

From: Dale Scott <dalescott at>
Date: September 15, 2014 at 4:30:52 PM MDT
To: questions at
Cc: dalescott at
Subject: courier-authdaemond rc script isn't reporting correct status?

Hi, I installed courier-authlib-0.66.1 as a binary package (on latest patch level of FreeBSD-10.0-RELEASE), added "courier_authdaemond_enable="YES" to /etc/rc.conf, and started it using "/usr/local/etc/rc.d/courier-authdaemond start". However, "courier-authdaemond status" reports courier_authdaemond is *not* running, even though "ps faxd | grep courier" shows it is, /var/run/authdaemond/pid exists with correct pid value, and "courier-authdaemond stop" stops the daemon and deletes the pid file.

Could the status option for the courier_authdaemond rc script actually be broken, or more likely I'm missing something really stupid? The bigger picture is a simple Postfix/Courier-IMAP mail server to store mail generated by local apps (replacing Sendmail), although Postfix is working correctly, I get "closed by foreign host" when attempting telnet to either port 110 or port 143. Any suggestions?


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