Friday, June 17, 2016


Wow. Just so totally weird.

I finally deconflicted xinetd from Dovecot.

I've been working this for months:

Reboot the machine:

     xinetd starts
     Dovecot does not
     Check the logs
     Something is listening on dovecot's ports
     netstat -plnt
     The culprit is xinetd

How to prevent xinetd from listening on the desired ports?

ITOT you must INSTALL /etc/xinetd.d/imap

and then go into it and disable = yes

the services for which you do not want xinetd to listen. Is that backwards or what???

xinetd must have default listening conditions. If you don't explicitly tell it to ignore them then it grabs them and prevents anyone else from using them.


But at least now it is working.

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