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DOVEADM-KICK(1)                     Dovecot                    DOVEADM-KICK(1)



NAME
       doveadm-kick - Disconnect users by user name and/or IP address

SYNOPSIS
       doveadm [-Dv] kick [ -a anvil_socket_path] [-f] user
       doveadm [-Dv] kick [ -a anvil_socket_path] [-f] ip[/mask]
       doveadm [-Dv] kick [ -a anvil_socket_path] [-f] user ip[/mask]

DESCRIPTION
       doveadm's kick command is used to disconnect users by user name and/or the ip address, from which they are con-
       nected.

       In the first form, all users, whose login name matches the user argument, will be disconnected.

       In the second form, all users, connected from the given IP address or network range, will be disconnected.

       In the last form, only users connected from the given IP address or networks range and a  matching  login  name
       will be disconnected.

OPTIONS
       Global doveadm(1) options:

       -D     Enables verbosity and debug messages.

       -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.

       -v     Enables verbosity, including progress counter.

       Command specific options:

       -a anvil_socket_path
              This option is used to specify an absolute path to an alternative UNIX domain socket.

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

       -f     Enforce the disconnect, even when there are multiple users, from different networks, connected to a sin-
              gle process.  This option may be only required when you have configured something like:

              service imap {
                ...
                client_limit = 1+n
                service_count = 0
                ...
              }

ARGUMENTS
       ip[/mask]
              ip or ip/mask is the host or network, from which the users are connected.

       user   Is a user's login name.  Depending on the configuration, a  login  name  may  be  for  example  jane  or
              johnATexample.com.  It's also possible to use '*' and '?' wildcards (e.g. -u *@example.org).

EXAMPLE
       If  you don't want to disconnect all users at once, you can check who's currently logged in.  The first example
       demonstrates how to disconnect all users whose login name is 3 characters long and begins with ba.

       doveadm who -1 ja*
       username                      proto pid  ip
       jane                          imap  8192 ::1
       james                         imap  8203 2001:db8:543:2::1
       doveadm kick ba?
       kicked connections from the following users:
       bar baz

       The next example shows how to kick user foo's connections from 192.0.2.*.

       doveadm who -1 foo
       username                     proto pid  ip
       foo                          imap  8135 fd95:4eed:38ba::25
       foo                          imap  9112 192.0.2.53
       foo                          imap  8216 192.0.2.111
       doveadm kick foo 192.0.2.0/24
       kicked connections from the following users:
       foo
       doveadm who f*
       username                  # proto (pids) (ips)
       foo                       1 imap  (8135) (fd95:4eed:38ba::25)

REPORTING BUGS
       Report bugs, including doveconf -n output, to the  Dovecot  Mailing  List  <dovecotATdovecot.org>.   Information
       about reporting bugs is available at: http://dovecot.org/bugreport.html

SEE ALSO
       doveadm(1), doveadm-who(1)



Dovecot v2.2                      2010-06-12                   DOVEADM-KICK(1)