lmtp "Bad IPLOCALPORT value" and "Bad IPREMOTEPORT value" after upgrade 2.4.18 to 2.5.9

ellie timoney ellie at fastmail.com
Thu Aug 25 19:19:33 EDT 2016

Do you have "lmtp" defined in /etc/services?

On Thu, Aug 25, 2016, at 08:44 AM, Andy Dorman via Info-cyrus wrote:
> We have a cluster of servers that provide external email security 
> filtering and then postfix delivers the safe email via lmtp to mailboxes 
> on the various servers in the cluster (using SASLauth of course).
> I just updated our dev server to 2.5.9 and while email delivery seems to 
> be working fine, now we are seeing these messages every time postfix 
> delivers email to the upgraded server:
> cyrus/lmtp[8140]: Bad IPLOCALPORT value
> cyrus/lmtp[8140]: Bad IPREMOTEPORT value
> Our cyrus.conf config for lmtp looked like this at the time of the
> change.
> lmtp            cmd="lmtpd" listen="*:lmtp" prefork=10 maxchild=20
> I have also tried replacing the wildcard host with listen="lmtp" and 
> still receive "Bad IPxxxxPOST value".
> So this almost seems like postfix is not communicating the lmtp 
> correctly and Cyrus is reporting it but then goes on to handle it?
> FWIW, our postfix does an LDAP lookup to fetch the hostname to deliver 
> the email within the cluster.  The hostname is plugged into this
> result_filter = lmtp:inet:%s:lmtp
> So is Cyrus now looking for something different from postfix?  ie, 
> should I be talking to the Postfix folks instead of bothering everyone 
> here? ;-)
> Sincere regards,
> -- 
> Andy Dorman
> Ironic Design, Inc.
> AnteSpam.com
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