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Old 08-07-2003, 10:59 AM   #1
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Question Can't Start IMAP/POP3 Services


alright, I'm new to all of this so bear with me. I had the imap-2001a-18 rpm installed on redhat 9 and removed to put courier IMAP on my system. I decided courier isn't what I wanted so I removed it and put the old rpm back on. Now I'm having troubles starting the services. For some reason it seems that xinetd doesn't recognize the imap and pop3 services even though the rpm is on my system.

#service imap start
imap: unrecognized service

Any help would be greatly apprectiated. Thanks in advance.

-Steve
 
Old 08-07-2003, 12:32 PM   #2
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Try imapd:
service imapd start
 
Old 08-07-2003, 12:44 PM   #3
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THanks for the reply but I didn't have any luck with that suggestion. The daemon name is indeed imapd but the service still comes up unrecognized. The funny thing is that all the imap and pop services are listed and selected to boot in the redhat ntsysv program but none boot. I saw that they weren't booting so i tried starting the services manually. That's where I ran into this "unrecognized service" dilemma.
 
Old 08-07-2003, 12:46 PM   #4
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Do the files exist with the right permissions:
ll /etc/init.d/im*
ll /etc/init.d/po*
 
Old 08-07-2003, 02:44 PM   #5
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the startup scripts don't appear to be in the /etc/init.d folder. Also i tried starting the imap service directly from the daemon in the /usr/lib directory. Here's what happened:

#imapd start
* OK [CAPABILITY IMAP4REV1 LOGIN-REFERRALS STARTTLS AUTH=LOGIN] mydomain.com IMAP4rev1 2001.315rh at Thu, 7 Aug 2003 13:55:40 -0400 (EDT)
* BYE Autologout; idle for too long

This makes me think the problem is somthing greater than a startup script error. Same problem happens with starting the pop3 daemon.

# ipop3d start
+OK POP3 blackcouch.com v2001.78rh server ready
-ERR Autologout; idle for too long
 
Old 08-08-2003, 02:44 AM   #6
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If you installed from the rpm why not just uninstall it and start again.
 
Old 08-08-2003, 12:04 PM   #7
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tried that. I think maybe switching between courier and washington is what screwed up my imap/pop3 services. I might try switching back to courier since it seemed to be working.
 
  


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