Subject: Cyrus lmtp and sockets
To: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: John Hayward <John.C.Hayward@wheaton.edu>
Date: 01/30/2001 07:28:34
Dear Cyrus and NetBSD people,
I am trying to get cyrus 2.0.9 up on a NetBSD-1.5 Alpha machine. I had
a few problems with getting the db3 libraries and compile_et includes to
get picked up in the correct place but was able to build and install
After starting cyrus I have been able to authenticate to it via imtest.
I configured sendmail (version 8.11.0) to use deliver as included in
the sendmail configuration examples.
When a message gets sent deliver reports the following in syslog:
deliver: connect(/usr/var/imap/socket/lmtp) failed: No such file or
In looking at the code it appears that deliver is using a unix socket
to send the mail via lmtp. I assume that when master is executed at some
point it should open the socket and I should be able to see it. It
appears there is a lmtpd program which can collect mail via a network
socket. netstat does not indicate that the lmtp socket is accepting
connections and in looking at deliver I did not see it attempting to open
a network connection. Doing a ls in /usr/var/imap/socket I see no
Should lmtp use a unix socket? How does it get created? Any
suggestions on how to resolve this problem?