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Old 12-11-2003, 11:53 AM   #1
Pranesh
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POP3 enabling -- How to


Hi Experts,

I have installed redhat 8 and 9.0 on 2 machines.. i want to enable pop3.. i have started the service of ipop3 from services ( GUI) ad if i give telnet <IP of my linux> 110 i get good response but if i give same command from some other pc i get unable to connect for this.. what could be the prob.. how do i enable pop3 service which shd give good response if i give telnet <IP> 110 from some other pc.
second thing is i want to install tpop3d and enable same thing for that also.. i mean telnet <IP> tpop3d port.. i hv no clue how to assign port for tpop3d in /etc/services and other steps and ebale it to accept from other pc's.. kindly guide me in these two
 
Old 12-11-2003, 12:11 PM   #2
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can other machines ping your pop3 server? (could be underlying connectivity issues)

is there an option to limit which machines can connet? if so, does it exclude other machines on your network?
 
Old 12-11-2003, 12:29 PM   #3
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Pop3d is usually run from xinetd. Take a look at the files in /etc/xinetd.d/ and edit the pop3d file, setting it to enable, and adjusting the addressses it listens on. (Iirc, by default it only listens on 127.0.0.1) Then restart xinetd and all should be well.
 
Old 12-11-2003, 01:08 PM   #4
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Hi, i can ping this linux box from other machine and even i can do normal telnet, ftp . if i give telnet ip 110 it refuses.. i edited ipop3 file in xinetd.d and disable=no is this right? and as u said by default it accepts only local host.. and how do i enable it to accept other ip's i mean other than localhost..

thanks
 
Old 12-11-2003, 01:40 PM   #5
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Disable=no is ok. As for the ip's it accepts connections from just define your network in the appropriate line.Define it like 192.168.150.0, for example
(My ipop3 file doesn't seem to have such a line, but I don't use it anyway)

Don't forget to restart xinetd after editing the file, and keep looking at /var/log/messages (use the tail command for that) while testing. It may give some idea of what's going on.
Anything odd in /etc/hosts.allow or /etc/hosts.deny?
 
  


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