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Old 04-25-2006, 01:04 AM   #1
Kryton01
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call me dumb but how do i open port 110 suse linux 10


Well call me dumb but I need plain english terms in
how to what and where to goto do this.

I need port 110 OPEN I have been all over the net and all roads lead here
but i still havent been able to.


I am a VERY VERY NEWBI....

I have seen other forums about thios subject buut they say stuff like oh! you need to open port 110...... Well people thats what i'm here for below are my specs

Suse Linux 10
running Cpanel/WHM
apache etc.... list goes on
I am trying to get my own web server up and running
so far so good exept for that port 110 thingy.

I do have other questions but lets take it 1 at a time.
I also wish to install ZEND 2+ and others with out screwing the whole thing up. and haveing to go through a 3 hour reinstall/reformat etc... again

I need percise directions on this port 110 getting it open how?
thanks guys
Email is comming to my server I just cant retrive it
the error is cant connect to server
 
Old 04-25-2006, 01:41 AM   #2
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YAST -> Security and Users -> Firewall -> Allowed Serivces -> POP3 Server.

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Old 04-25-2006, 02:19 PM   #3
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tried that it didnt work working

i selected the External zones and opened up everything in there but a few i didnt think were hosting service ports.

please help some one. i need to open this port
 
Old 04-25-2006, 04:00 PM   #4
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Kryton01
I am trying to get my own web server up and running
so far so good exept for that port 110 thingy.

I need percise directions on this port 110 getting it open how?
thanks guys
Email is comming to my server I just cant retrive it
the error is cant connect to server
Are you running a POP3 server on it ? (qpopper, courier, etc ? )
without a POP3 server even with port 110 unblocked you won't be able to retrieve mail from the server. POP3 Server operate on port 110

a POP3 server is a seperate item from a MTA which is the program your server uses to receive mail.. (postfix, Exim, Sendmail, qmail) SMTP Servers Operate on Port 25


SO the question is do you have a pop3 server actually running ? if so which one..

Check to see if you have a process listenning on port 110 and what the process name is.. as you can see from my example I have Courier Listening on port 110
Code:
mail:/etc# netstat -nlp | grep ::110
Active Internet connections (only servers)
Proto Recv-Q Send-Q Local Address           Foreign Address         State       PID/Program name
tcp6       0      0 :::110                  :::*                    LISTEN     2463/couriertcpd
Check to see if the port is open or not.. you should have an entry in the fireweall table if it's specifically open
Code:
itg-debian:~# iptables -L | grep pop3
target     prot opt source       destination
ACCEPT     tcp  --  anywhere      anywhere       tcp spts:1024:5999 dpt:pop3 state NEW
Or if no ports are blocked it may look like this..
Code:
mail:/etc# iptables -L
Chain INPUT (policy ACCEPT)
target     prot opt source               destination

Chain FORWARD (policy  ACCEPT)
target     prot opt source               destination

Chain OUTPUT (policy  ACCEPT)
target     prot opt source               destination

Once we know if there is actually a process listening on the port and the status of hte firewall we can proceed from there.. sry I can't give you directions in cpanel cause I've never used that front end..

Last edited by farslayer; 04-25-2006 at 04:04 PM.
 
Old 04-26-2006, 12:31 AM   #5
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Open Port 110

Ok heres what i did....

I went into YaST opened the port in the fire wall Avail Services and allowed pop3

I did some research on qpopper since it is one of the email servers i can install I installed it. I then went to the YaST and choose network services or something similar to that and selected enable.
a list of choices then came up. but the POP3 was turned off i turned it on and it changed from Port POP3 110 to open when i did a port scan.

Now it seems as though I can reach the server but now i have another problem i cant log onto the server and it seems for now anyway that other services arnt working anymore>???????????????
 
Old 04-26-2006, 01:14 AM   #6
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Install and start Firestarter (or Guarddog, if you use KDE). That'll override your iptables, and it's easy to open and close ports as necessary. I'm not saying it's as good as actually editing iptables can be, but if you don't know what you're doing, iptables will drive you crazy.
 
Old 04-26-2006, 02:26 PM   #7
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Well I did something now i cant figure out what it was.....


I opened network services and activated the pop3 server.
When i first got there it was all disabled. I clicked enabel and the port 110 opened up.
But now no one can get through but only anyone using the. well this is bunk cause i try to get oine thing working and 10 other things come up unable to work correctly.
Now my main problem is
 
Old 04-26-2006, 02:27 PM   #8
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Not being able to let the outside woreld in at all
 
Old 04-26-2006, 08:09 PM   #9
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I agree that Firestarter or Guarddog will give yuo a mich better view of what is going on with your firewall settings.

Guarddog is a more fully featured front end, and shoud run on your system as long as you have the kdelibs installed. I use it in Debian under gnome.

in the mean time iptables -L will give you an overview of all your firewall settings.. It sounds like when you opened the port for POP3 it overwrote tthe config and closed everything that was open previously.
 
Old 04-27-2006, 11:59 PM   #10
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ok think i got it wiorking now

Hey guys thanks for the input

I belive i have it all working now I hope anyways


i am now able to recieve email through the webmail portion of the server am tring my windows box to text the email clients along with FTP
Allthough i am on the inside of the router i would like some one to test the
site from the outside

here is the url

www.efxpros.net

let me know
 
Old 04-28-2006, 12:18 PM   #11
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http://www.efxpros.net
The web page showed me your php info.. you are running apache 1.3 on a Linux box with the 2.6.13-15 kernel..

ftp www.efxpros.net
An attempt ot ftp was met with a request for username and password so that appears to be open as well.


ssh www.efxpros.net 22
SSH is open and accpeting requests..


telnet www.efxpros.net 25
You are runnning EXIM as your mail server and port 25 is open


telnet www.efxpros.net 110
You have a pop3 server running and open although no version information was returned.


telnet www.efxpros.net 23
the only other item I checked was telnet and it's not running just like it shouldn't be..

I did not run a scan against your machine so I can not tell you the status of your other ports, only that the services I mentioned are running and available for connections. there are online tools available that you can use to scan the ports for your own machine if you like. grc.com and dslreports both offer free services that can do that.
 
Old 04-28-2006, 12:27 PM   #12
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Thanks I just qwanted to be sure out siders can get to my server

I am also offering a free site to help in the developement
If you want one I can set you up with a website

yourdomanin.com etc...


This will be a FQDN so you may test it however you like
just dont crash it..

Let me know if your interested
 
  


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