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How do you setup the POP server on Red Hat 5.2?
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by:dstafford
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we were using slackware.
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talwyn earned 100 total points
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You need to enable a popserver like in.popd in your /etc/inetd.conf file.

  The entry will look like :
pop3    stream  tcp     nowait  root    /usr/sbin/tcpd  in.pop3d


Also in /etc/services you need:

pop3            110/tcp         # POP version 3
pop3            110/udp


after this you restart inetd with a kill -HUP piD  
and your POP server should be up and running.
any person with an account on the linux box can now access their mail remotely.

  --Talwyn
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by:webguy
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I added the appropriate entries above, but when I attempt to connect to my pop server the server disconnects immediately after being sent the login info.  I have RedHat 5.1 w/ kernel 2.0.36.  Any ideas why this would occur?  Thanks!
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by:talwyn
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 Do you have any entries in  hosts.deny?   Is there a firewall in place?  
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by:talwyn
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Also Make sure that tcpd and in.popd  files actually exist in the location specified in the Inetd.conf file.  This is a probable cause.

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by:webguy
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I've upgraded to Qpopper from Qualcomm...works like a charm! =)
Thanks for the help.
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by:talwyn
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You're quite welcome.  Have fun!
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