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Old 11-05-2003, 08:49 PM   #1
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pop3 access


I just got redhat 9 working, with sendmail as mta. i can revieve mail from anywhere, but cannot access my mailbox via pop3. i can access it from the local machine, but no other machine on the network. i remember reading about how to allow access, but can't seem to find that now

any help is appriciated...andrew
 
Old 11-05-2003, 08:55 PM   #2
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I don't really understand your question. What do you mean you can retrieve mail from anywhere but not pop3? How are you retrieving mail? I also don't understand what you mean by access from the local machine, but no other machine on the network. All computers on your home network are local machines.

What software/application are you trying to use to retrieve mail via POP3?
 
Old 11-05-2003, 09:04 PM   #3
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sorry about the confusion

from the mail server iteslf, there is no problem
however, when i set up microsoft outlook on another computer, it can send mail, but cannot log onto the pop3 server.
 
Old 11-05-2003, 09:08 PM   #4
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I think you will need your RH cd again, put your cd in your cdrom then search for the imap packages then install it.

After install the package, go to /etc/xinetd.d and edit the ipop3 and change the disable = yes to disable = no, restart your xinetd (type /etc/rc.d/init.d/xinetd restart)

Now it should be able for your LAN user to retrieve the mail from your mailbox
 
Old 11-05-2003, 09:12 PM   #5
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Originally posted by joseph
I think you will need your RH cd again, put your cd in your cdrom then search for the imap packages then install it.

After install the package, go to /etc/xinetd.d and edit the ipop3 and change the disable = yes to disable = no, restart your xinetd (type /etc/rc.d/init.d/xinetd restart)

Now it should be able for your LAN user to retrieve the mail from your mailbox
i have already done that, and it still does not work
it is as if that port is being blocked
 
Old 11-05-2003, 09:18 PM   #6
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how about try to turn off your firewall ? and see whether your uer can retrieve the mail or not.
How about in windoez you run "telnet your-server-ip 110" it is giving any response?
 
Old 11-05-2003, 09:24 PM   #7
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i just set eth0 as a trusted device, and it worked. now, how do i re-enable the firewall but at the same time allow port 110?
 
Old 11-05-2003, 09:27 PM   #8
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what is your firewall?
 
Old 11-05-2003, 09:30 PM   #9
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whatever was installed by default
 
Old 11-05-2003, 09:37 PM   #10
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ok, i never used RH9 but mine is RH 7.1 and the default firewall is IPCHAINS how about yours ?

You should know what is your firewall as you said you have make your eth0 as your trusted device.

If your firewall is IPCHAINS then i cannot help you coz i am not familiar with IPCHAINS, i have changed mine to IPTABLES.
 
Old 11-05-2003, 09:42 PM   #11
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redhat 9 uses ipchains
 
Old 11-05-2003, 09:56 PM   #12
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sorry i am not familiar with ipchains.
 
Old 11-05-2003, 09:59 PM   #13
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joseph, thank you so much for you help
 
Old 11-12-2003, 05:49 PM   #14
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Hey...!!

Sounds like you may be able to help me from here as I use IPTABLEs... everything thus far applies to me...

In other words, I have firewall rules enabled and have installed imap from the redhat cdroms..

Can you let me know what I should do to ensure that the firewall is not blocking?

Also, I have not been able to find documentation as to what I should do now that the service is installed.. i.e. do I need to set up accounts (right now I only use root).

Thanks for your help so far,

I've already posted a thread earlier about this at:

http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...hreadid=115346

Thanks again,
Bryan
 
Old 11-12-2003, 08:10 PM   #15
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do iptables -L and see what it is shown
 
  


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