I've just setup RedHat Linux 5.0 with the intension of making it a POP3
server as well as an SMTP server. I assumed that both the services were
pre-installed when I installed Linux. The sendmail daemon seems to be
working fine. But for some reason the POP3 server is not functioning.
I have checked the /etc/services and /etc/inetd.conf
files and the entries check out fine.
pop-3 110/tcp # PostOffice V.3
pop 110/tcp # PostOffice V.3
pop-3 stream tcp nowait root /usr/sbin/tcpd ipop3d
but when I telnet to the pop3 port or if I try to access mail from a
pop3 client like netscape, I get a message something like "connection
closed by foreign host". Please help up out with this problem. I badly
need to solve this problem fast. Thank you so much.