date: 2006-01-16 16:23:50+00:00

'Failed to create cache file: maildirwatch'

categories: - Linux - Postfix

I got this error anytime i was consulting my IMAP mailbox running under courier-imap :

Jan 16 17:21:24 server imapd: Failed to create cache file: maildirwatch (account@domain) Jan 16 17:21:24 server imapd: Error: Input/output error Jan 16 17:21:24 server imapd: Check for proper operation and configuration Jan 16 17:21:24 server imapd: of the File Access Monitor daemon (famd).

Just add this line to /etc/xinetd.d/sgi_fam : flags = NOLIBWRAP

Should look like : service sgi_fam { type = RPC UNLISTED socket_type = stream user = root group = nobody server = /usr/bin/fam wait = yes protocol = tcp rpc_version = 2 rpc_number = 391002 bind = 127.0.0.1 flags = NOLIBWRAP }

Make sure portmap is running..

You should no longer get error messages from now on..

More info : http://www.courier-mta.org/FAQ.html#fam