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doveadm-proxy - Handle Dovecot proxy connections


doveadm [-Dv] [-f formatter] proxy command [OPTIONS] [ARGUMENTS]


The doveadm proxy commands are used to list or kick active Dovecot proxy connections.


Global doveadm(1) options:

Enables verbosity and debug messages.
-f formatter
Specifies the formatter for formatting the output. Supported formatters are:
prints each line with key=value pairs.
prints each keyvalue pair on its own line and separates records with form feed character (^L).
prints a table header followed by tab separated value lines.
prints a table header followed by adjusted value lines.
-o setting=value
Overrides the configuration setting from /etc/dovecot/dovecot.conf and from the userdb with the given value. In order to override multiple settings, the -o option may be specified multiple times.
Enables verbosity, including progress counter.

This command uses by default the table output formatter.

Command specific options:

-a ipc_socket_path
This option is used to specify an alternative socket. The option's argument is either an absolute path to a local UNIX domain socket.

By default doveadm(1) will use the socket /var/run/dovecot/ipc. The socket may be located in another directory, when the default base_dir setting was overridden in /etc/dovecot/dovecot.conf.


Is a user's login name. Depending on the configuration, a login name may be for example jane or It's also possible to use "*" and "?" wildcards (e.g. *


Proxy Kick

doveadm proxy kick [-a ipc_socket_path] [-f passdb_field] [-h host_list | user_list]

Kick all the connections being proxied for the given user_list or for the given backend host_list.

Proxy List

doveadm proxy list [-a ipc_socket_path]

List all the users currently being proxied.


List all currently active proxy connections:

doveadm proxy list
username                    proto src ip          dest ip     port            imap 143

See Also

doveadm(1) <_io.StringIO object at 0x7efc39255ee8>


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