[Dovecot] systemd socket and service

Vasiliy G Tolstov v.tolstov at selfip.ru
Tue Mar 1 10:29:05 EET 2011

On Mon, 2011-02-28 at 23:35 +0200, Timo Sirainen wrote:
> On 22.2.2011, at 12.17, Vasiliy G Tolstov wrote:
> > Hello. I'm use systemd and have some questions:
> > 
> > 1) Why dovecot.socket contains only imap ListenStream?
> You mean why doesn't it contain POP3? I guess mainly because that's how
> it was submitted to me and I didn't think of it. Also now that I do
> think about it, I'm still not sure if it should contain POP3 by
> default. Even Dovecot's on example-config doesn't enable POP3 by
> default.
Ok. I'm not read default config in v2 dovecot.

> > 2) Does dovecot.service required to use dovecot lmtp, or it may be
> > stoppped (i not often check my mails via client, but have many incoming
> > mails some time)
> I don't understand. If you want LMTP enabled, you also need to list its
> socket to dovecot.socket. LMTP is executed in a similar way to
> IMAP/POP3. (If you want LMTP via UNIX socket, I don't really know the
> answer to that. Does systemd support listening on UNIX sockets? Maybe
> it requires patching Dovecot more.)

I'm not fully understand how can i do that and not lost my changes to
dovecot.socket when the packages updates and file has been rewritten...

Vasiliy G Tolstov <v.tolstov at selfip.ru>

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