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


       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]


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

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

       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.


       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

              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 single process.  This option may be only required when you
              have configured something like:

              service imap {
                client_limit = 1+n
                service_count = 0


              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  It's also possible to use '*' and '?' wildcards
              (e.g. -u *


       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
       foo                          imap  8216
       doveadm kick foo
       kicked connections from the following users:
       doveadm who f*
       username                  # proto (pids) (ips)
       foo                       1 imap  (8135) (fd95:4eed:38ba::25)


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