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unable to access POP3 server from outside i.e internet

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I cannot access my mails using pop3 client from outside the LAN i.e. Internet. Probably I need to do something with hosts.access file. Please tell me exactly what to do. Remember I only want users from the internet to access POP3 service. Thanks.
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by:chytrace
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Hi,
          check the following files if there are listed POP entries:

/etc/inetd.conf
/etc/services
/etc/hosts.{allow,deny}

and if you have in.pop3d installed.

Regards
               Radovan
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by:waseem071198
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You are right I need to check the files you have just mentioned but I have requested to exactly answer what I need to add in host.access file to open access for pop user.  I have found the solution.

The answer is to add the following line in host.access file

in.pop3d: ALL
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by:waseem071198
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You are right I need to check the files you have just mentioned but I have requested to exactly answer what I need to add in host.access file to open access for pop user.  I have found the solution.

The answer is to add the following line in host.access file

in.pop3d: ALL
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by:patrickm
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Bad idea, big security issue.  Opening pop to IP's outside your domain leaves you a prime target for a root hack.  Good luck.

Pat...
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chytrace earned 30 total points
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Hi,

     see the answer bellow where I proposed the closed policy with respect to outside Internet world:

http://www.experts-exchange.com/topics/comp/os-linux/setup/Q.10063204

Radovan

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