Fix for OpenSuSE error: postfix/master: fatal: 0.0.0.0:smtps: Servname not supported for ai_socktype

You might see the error:

postfix/master[5309]: fatal: 0.0.0.0:smtps: Servname not supported for ai_socktype

On a OpenSuSE server when you enable smtps in postfix master.cf file. The reason for the error is that the definition of the smtps port in /etc/services is missing.

Solution

Edit the /etc/services file

vi /etc/services

and add the following lines:

smtps 465/tcp # Secure SMTP
smtps 465/udp # Secure SMTP

Then restart postfix

/etc/init.d/postfix restart

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