fatal: parameter inet_interfaces: no local interface found for ::1

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Issue

  • Errors in maillog after applying postfix update and when ipv6 is disabled.
  • After applying errata and updating postfix from 2.6.6-2.2 to 2.6.6-6 I'm seeing the following errors in /var/log/maillog
Aug 26 10:04:00 hostname postfix/pickup[24754]: fatal: parameter inet_interfaces: no local interface found for ::1
Aug 26 10:04:01 hostname postfix/master[1895]: warning: process /usr/libexec/postfix/pickup pid 24754 exit status 1
Aug 26 10:04:01 hostname postfix/master[1895]: warning: /usr/libexec/postfix/pickup: bad command startup -- throttling
  • Unable to send outgoing email.

Environment

  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 6
  • postfix
  • ipv6

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