permission problem on lmtp socket

JOYDEEP j.bakshi at
Fri Apr 27 05:47:46 EDT 2007

Dear list,

I have    "mailbox_transport = lmtp:unix:/var/lib/imap/socket/lmtp"  in

I have "lmtpunix      cmd="lmtpd" listen="/var/lib/imap/socket/lmtp" prefork=1"
in cyrus.conf

now when ever I try to sent mail from user at   to
user at
it reports error
Apr 27 11:31:25 lvps87-230-8-228 postfix/lmtp[3433]: 2BF37BFE10C:
to=<test at>, relay=none, delay=2822, status=deferred
(connect to /var/lib/imap/socket/lmtp[/var/lib/imap/socket/lmtp]:
Permission denied)

I have checked the permission and it is own by cyrus mail
I have also checked the parent path starting from /var/lib/imap and it
alongwith the underlying structures are owned by cyrus:mail

more over lmtptest command reports
getaddrinfo: Servname not supported for ai_socktype
failure: Network initialization - can not connect to localhost:lmtp
I am using suse 9.2.  How can I solve it ? please help

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