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Pop3 server question

Posted on 1998-07-23
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I am running RedHat 5.0 and trying to install in.pop3d server. I have downloaded the software from sunsite.edu It is pop3d-1.006b and when I run makefile it blows out on an error that says util.o: In function 'passwd_verify_user' invalid reference to 'crypt'. I am not using shadow passwords so I commented out the line in makefile for shadow passwords. How do I get past this error?
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by:marcelofr
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You need to check if you have an "-lcrypt" and get ride of it...


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by:dzimmer
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I looked in makefile and there isn't any line containing "-lcrypt".  Should I look someplace else?
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I'm sorry... if you are using glibc, you NEED libcrypt. In your Makefile, near the line you commented out -lshadow, add

LIB = -lcrypt

I'll do the work...

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by:dzimmer
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I get a response when I telnet to port 110, so I know the POP3 server is running.  I still can't access the account to receive my mail in MS Outlook, though.  Does this mean there is a problem with my account setup in Outlook(it seems to connect, but doesn't find any mail) or is there still something I missing?  Is there anyway some could provide me with a checklist of all the settings I need?
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by:marcelofr
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Do the following:

# telnet localhost 110
+OK POP3 ....
USER your_user
+OK User name accepted ...
PASS your_password
+OK ...
LIST
.
QUIT

Tell me what fails...
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by:dzimmer
ID: 1628498
Thanks...I did this and nothing failed.  I've determined that the problem is that it looks to /usr/spool/mail/* instead on /var/spool/mail/*.  How do I change this?
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by:dzimmer
ID: 1628499
There are commented lines that look like:
#ifdef LINUX
# include <uninstd.h>
#endif
Should these be uncommented?
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by:marcelofr
ID: 1628500
The best solution is to search in the sources, and hack accordingly. You can have it working with a symbolic link:

# mkdir /usr/spool
# ln -s /var/spool/mail /usr/spool

[I think you're saying ipop3d is searching the incorrect directory as pop protocol can't]
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by:marcelofr
ID: 1628501
The best solution is to search in the sources, and hack accordingly. You can have it working with a symbolic link:

# mkdir /usr/spool
# ln -s /var/spool/mail /usr/spool

[I think you're saying ipop3d is searching the incorrect directory as pop protocol can't]
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by:marcelofr
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The best solution is to search in the sources, and hack accordingly. You can have it working with a symbolic link:

# mkdir /usr/spool
# ln -s /var/spool/mail /usr/spool

[I think you're saying ipop3d is searching the incorrect directory as pop protocol can't]
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by:dzimmer
ID: 1628503
ipop3d is searching the incorrect directory
I want it to look in /var/spool/mail/
ipop3d looks in /usr/spool/mail/
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by:marcelofr
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Nope... they are not comments, they are compiler directives...

I think pop3.h has a #define DEF_MAIL_DIR "/usr/spool/mail/"
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by:dzimmer
ID: 1628505
Thanks for the help...It finally works.
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by:dzimmer
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Please see new question.
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