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Old 06-07-2003, 02:04 AM   #1
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Question Qpopper on RHL 9 - no /etc/inetd.conf file

Hi ... hopefully someone can point me in the right direction

I have installed QPOPPER on Red Hat Linux 9.

Which file do I need to edit to start Qpopper automatically ??

The manual talks about starting the process automatically, and modifying the

/etc/inetd.conf file to contain

pop3 stream tcp nowait root /usr/local/lib/popper qpopper -s

or the


pop3 tcp /usr/local/lib/popper qpopper -s

I cant find either of these file on my system ...


Old 06-07-2003, 08:42 AM   #2
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Add the below (vi /etc/xinetd.d/pop)
# POP3 Service for /etc/xinetd.d/pop
#-s = show stats
#-c = lowercase all usernames
service pop3
disable = no
socket_type = stream
protocol = tcp
wait = no
user = root
server = /usr/local/lib/popper
server_args = qpopper -s -c
port = 110

Now run:

service xinetd restart

Last edited by nuzzy; 06-07-2003 at 08:45 AM.


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