Cyrus unhappiness

David Korpiewski davidk at
Wed Jun 14 16:41:32 EDT 2006

My cyrus installation is unhappy.  Seems the LMTPD won't stay running. 
To better understand why this little daemon won't run, can someone point 
me to some good information to understand the interaction here:

Postfix accepts email -> cyrus puts it into a mailbox.

Between that is something that goes like:

Postfix -> lmtpd -> cyrus deliver -> into mailbox

However, since I don't truly understand how this all works and didn't 
seem to find any good docs, I'm at a loss to explain why I keep getting 
these errors while receiving email:

Jun 14 16:34:44 lmc1 postfix/pipe[4018]: 9E111E7656: 
to=<cyrus at>, relay=cyrus, delay=2960, 
status=deferred (temporary failure. Command output: couldn't connect to 
lmtpd: Connection refused_ 421 4.3.0 deliver: couldn't connect to lmtpd_ )

The lmtpd daemon won't start when you run it by hand.  It just instantly 
dies.  When you restart the server, it still won't run.


David Korpiewski                     Phone: 413-545-4319
Software Specialist I                Fax:   413-577-2285
Department of Computer Science       ICQ:   7565766
University of Massachusetts Amherst

More information about the Info-cyrus mailing list