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Old 02-19-2003, 03:38 AM   #1
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Going bald over IMAP problem...

I have searched and searched the internet,, and this site for the answer to this problem. Many people have a problem like it, but none of the solutions given fix my problem, so here goes.

I installed UW IMAP. (This is the beginning of the problem), I added the imap service to the xinetd.d directory. I chkconfig'd it, and it has a pretty little yes next to the imap service. I restarted the xinetd service (after making sure port 143 was associated with IMAP via TCP). I tried telnet localhost 143. Connection refused was the not so pretty error that came up. I tried nmap -sS localhost . Almost all my other ports were open (including smtp, which I dont even think I have set up) but no 143. I tried netstat -an . Nothing listening on port 143 either. I added an ipchain to accept any input to the imap port. Once again, nothing. Does anybody please have any hints. I will give 3 gazillion KJ-dollars to the person that gives me the correct solution. (All rights reserved, participation may vary, actual market value $0.0000001, may cause diarrhea, loss of sex drive, and sudden death). Well, as you can see, I am feeling slap happy at 3:30am trying to figure this out, so any suggestions would truly be appreciated. Thanks.

Old 02-19-2003, 09:29 AM   #2
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Sometimes you need to just reload xinetd intead of restarting it
"/etc/init.d/xinetd reload"
and make sure you changed the line disable = yes to disable = no in the imap file under the xinetd.d directory.

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Old 02-19-2003, 12:41 PM   #3
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hehe, that was the first thing I checked after searching almost every forum on the internet ... still nothing. Though, I do think it is a problem with xinetd or even some sort of firewall I don't know about and not my installation of uw imap. Any more suggestions?



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