date: 2007-08-23 13:25:08+00:00
'Postfix and DSPAM : var/run/dspam/dspam.sock : No such file or directory'
categories: - Linux - Postfix
OS : Debian Etch Postfix : 2.3.8 Dspam : 3.6.8
I was following the official dspam documentation (http://dspam.nuclearelephant.com/text/README-3.6.7.txt) to set up Postfix and DSPAM.
I had this under /etc/postfix/master.rc :
<code>smtp inet n - n - - smtpd -v -o content_filter=lmtp:unix:/var/run/dspam/dspam.sock localhost:10026 inet n - n - - smtpd -o content_filter= -o receive_override_options=no_unknown_recipient_checks,no_header_body_checks -o smtpd_helo_restrictions= -o smtpd_client_restrictions= -o smtpd_sender_restrictions= -o smtpd_recipient_restrictions=permit_mynetworks,reject -o mynetworks=127.0.0.0/8 -o smtpd_authorized_xforward_hosts=127.0.0.0/8</code>
But Postfix would not connect to dspam socket, the logs were returning :
Aug 22 14:58:23 vm-debian4 postfix/lmtp: 0FE1F43F7E: to=user at domain.lan, relay=none, delay=0.12, delays=0.08/0.04/0/0, dsn=4.4.1, status=deferred (connect to mx.domain.lan[/var/run/dspam/dspam.sock]: No such file or directory)
Usually, such a problem can occur if you're running postfix as chrooted, you then need to put the sock file under the chroot (usually /var/spool/postfix/...). It can also occur if the permissions to the socket file are not set properly. The default Debian install of Postfix doesn't run as chrooted. You can usually tell if a process is chrooted in master.rc :
This instance would run chrooted :
smtp inet n - y - - smtpd
While this one wouldn't :
smtp inet n - n - - smtpd
As you can notice, the 3rd dash specifies if the process will run chrooted or not...
The fix !!
By default, master.rc had this :
lmtp unix - - - - - lmtp
It isn't explicitely declared that lmtp should run "not-chrooted"
Changing to :
lmtp unix - - n - - lmtp
... fixed the issue ! ltmp is now explicitedly not chrooted and postfix and dspam now work together.
Thanks to the guys on #postfix (irc.freenode.net) !