[Dovecot] dovecot startup error message

Spyros Tsiolis stsiol at yahoo.co.uk
Fri Nov 12 20:15:41 EET 2010

Hello kind people,

Any help on this would be appreciated.

Dovecot v1.2.16. Freshly installed today. Comes up with this during 
service startup (CentOS 5.5 -> "service dovecot start" <ENTER> :

Restarting DovecotFatal: ssl_listen: Can't resolve address required: Name or service not known

Here's "dovecot -n" :

# 1.2.16: /etc/dovecot/dovecot.conf
# OS: Linux 2.6.18-194.17.4.el5 i686 CentOS release 5.5 (Final) ext3
base_dir: /var/run/dovecot/
log_path: /var/log/dovecot/dovecot.log
info_log_path: /var/log/dovecot/dovecot-info.log
ssl_listen: required
ssl_parameters_regenerate: 48
verbose_ssl: yes
login_dir: /var/run/dovecot//login
login_executable: /usr/local/dovecot/libexec/dovecot/imap-login
login_greeting: * Dovecot ready *
login_max_processes_count: 32
mail_location: maildir:/var/MailRoot/domains/%d/%n/Maildir
mail_plugins: zlib
auth default:
  verbose: yes
  debug: yes
  debug_passwords: yes
    driver: passwd-file
    args: /etc/dovecot/passwd
    driver: pam
    driver: static
    args: uid=vmail gid=vmail home=/home/vmail/%u
    driver: passwd

Any help would greatly appreciated as this is a _live_ system
and was supposed to work hours ago (whoooops !) :-)

thank you kindly,


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