----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Brian Bobowski" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
Sent: Thursday, September 11, 2003 10:31 PM
Subject: "Connection refused" when setting up cyrus-imapd

> I've been trying to set up cyrus-imapd-2.1.14 for a while now, and though
I'm sure I'd got farther than this before, now I keep getting stuck.
> I'm using FreeBSD 5.1. The port downloaded, compiled, and installed just
fine, I customised imapd.conf and copied one of the sample files to
cyrus.conf, made the appropriate directories, ran mkimap, put the
appropriate entries in /etc/services, and followed the including directions
for generating an OpenSSL certificate and key. For good measure, I sent a
HUP signal to the inetd process, and then I ran /usr/local/cyrus/bin/master
> However, when I run imtest and point it to my localhost, it immediately
gives me the following response:
> connect: Connection refused
> failure: Network initialization
> Now, I know I'm a relative newbie to this business, and this particular
situation has me completely mystified. At one point, I was able to connect
but was having trouble with authentication. Now it seems like the imap(s)
port just isn't there or something like that. I haven't yet installed any
firewall software that I'm aware of - I was afraid to do so until I got the
rest up and running.
> Is there something I'm likely to have missed here?
> On a related note, I noticed some discussion in the cyrus-imapd docs and
config files about mbox versus Mailbox format. The latter seemed to be
preferable, being able to rearrange with less worry; is there any way I can
make it be the storage format?
> -Brian Bobowski

Not being familiar with imap that well as my organizaiton prefers pop3, I'll
assume that it hooks into wrappers. If so, you'll need an entry in the
hosts.allow file to allow connections to the daemon. Check out your
/var/log/messages to see if there's any rejected connections.


Micheal Patterson
Network Administration
Cancer Care Network

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