IMAP server run in standalone mode

Paul van der Vlis paul at
Thu May 6 09:56:39 EDT 2004

Erick Bullier wrote:
> Hello.
> I use a debian/woody packaged version of cyrus-imapd (v1.5.19).
> I know that this version is too old an not maintained by this list, but i have 
> today a big problem with  cyrus and inetd.
> Cyrus-imapd is call throught inetd.
> Since a lot of time my server run perfecly, but today it crash (i don't know 
> why).
> the lines in "daemon.log" are:
> ...
> May 6 11:21:01 dev-internet imapd[7188] connect from
> May 6 11:21:01 dev-internet inetd[273] imap2/tcp server failing (looping),   
> service terminated
> ...
> When i send a 'kill HUP' to inetd, it run for a short time and crash again....
> It seem to be an problem with inetd. Maybe can i correct this problem when 
> runing the imap server in standalone mode.
> Is it a method to run cyrus-imapd in standalone mode without using inted?
> I don't see any script ine /etc/init.d...

You can make such a script with /etc/init.d/skeleton, I would think.

I would first try to remove and then reinstall inetd.

With regards,
Paul van der Vlis.

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