Imap-login throttle

NethServer Version: 7.9.2009
Module: Mail

hello everyone, since few days ago my nethserver started to give some problem: IMAP mail is not working and
when i restart dovecot I can only see the following error:
Sep 26 19:08:13 hidden systemd[1]: Starting Dovecot IMAP/POP3 email server…
Sep 26 19:08:13 hidden address dovecot[15031]: master: Dovecot v2.2.36 (1f10bfa63) starting up for imap, lmtp, sieve, pop3 (core dumps disabled)
Sep 26 19:08:13 hidden address systemd[1]: Started Dovecot IMAP/POP3 email server.
Sep 26 19:08:13 hidden address dovecot[15033]: log: Error: net_accept() failed: Bad file descriptor

after few minutes error becomes
dovecot[4270]: master: Error: service(imap-login): command startup failed, throttling for 60 secs

where can i find more info about the problem is my server facing?

BR Stefano