[Dovecot] Wrong protocol in socket (director-doveadm vs director) ?

Timo Sirainen tss at iki.fi
Tue Nov 2 18:34:15 EET 2010

On Tue, 2010-11-02 at 12:16 -0400, Edward Carraro wrote:
> On Tue, Nov 2, 2010 at 11:46 AM, Timo Sirainen <tss at iki.fi> wrote:
> >
> > So after that error is logged everything else works fine anyway?
> >
> > yea, it only appears once i restart one of the dovecot servers and
> telnet... everything seems to be working.
> just wondering, what do the following mean in the logs?
> :541/right
> :541/left
> :541/in
> :541/out

The directors are connected to each others in ring. Like you have

A -> B
B -> C
C -> A

So if B logs about "right", it means the B -> C connection. If it logs
about "left", it means the "A -> B" connection. The directors always
connect to their right side, so "out" should be always the same as
"right" and "in" should be "left". But until handshaking is done, it
simply logs in/out for incoming/outgoing connections. All of this could
probably be done in some other clearer way :)

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