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Old 11-25-2004, 12:57 PM   #1
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Installing Hotwayd?


Hello

Im a big newbie to linux, and Im running Mandrake 10.0, I think I have Hotwayd installed but I really have no idea...There is the Hotwayd file in file:/etc/xinetd.d and I editied it just as in the installation guide, then the guide on the net looses me completly...

Here is a quote from the site..


2. Now you need to tell xinetd to reload the configuration file

If you have the killall program, issue the following command:

$ killall -HUP xinetd

Otherwise you need to get the PID number of the running xinetd process. This can be done on linux by issuing the following command:

$ ps -eo "%p %c" | grep xinetd

If it doesn't report any process xinetd then you need to start up xinetd. Optimally it should be started during bootup in your rc.d scripts. Refer to your operating system notes for further details.

Now that you have the PID number, you need to load in the new configuration file. This is done by issuing the following command:

$ kill -HUP pidnumber
3. Check your security settings

You need to ensure that connections to the pop3 server are not blocked. To do this add the following line to your /etc/hosts.allow file

hotwayd : 127.0.0.1

(or if you are setting up hotwayd to run on another computer than your mail client, replace 127.0.0.1 with the address of the computer which you will use your mail client from). 127.0.0.1 always refers to your computer.

You should now be able to telnet into your hotwayd service. Type the command

telnet addr port_number

e.g. telnet 127.0.0.1 110 if you setup hotwayd on your own machine using port 110. If you can't connect then go back and review your steps. You can also check if anything is listening on the port using the command netstat. An example is:

$ netstat -lp

You should see in the column "Local Address" either *op3 or *ort_number if you used a different port to 110 (standard for pop3). The program name should show "xxxx/xinetd". If you don't see this when you run netstat then there is a problem with your xinetd setup.
4. Setup your favourite mail client to use your newly installed server.

You should give the POP-3 server address as either "127.0.0.1", "localhost.localdomain" or the name of your machine. The port number depends on what you entered in the /etc/services file. Use your full username (e.g. hotmailuser@hotmail.com or msnuser@msn.com) and password that you normally use when accessing hotmail/msn/lycos/spray.
5. Done! Now enjoy your newly installed POP3-HTTPMail gateway!



Bassically, I dont how to do anything in the above, I dont know how to start Killall or Telnet, could some please explain the above, especially getting Hotwayd working with Thunderbird...


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Old 11-25-2004, 02:24 PM   #2
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you do those things by literally typing in what it says into a terminal, as root. that is exactly what you need to do.
 
Old 11-25-2004, 02:33 PM   #3
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Yeh I get tht, but where do I open up that terminal?
 
Old 11-25-2004, 02:38 PM   #4
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Wow, thankyou, I see what I was doing wrong, wasnt doing it as ROOT, nice one...maybe I can make a permenant move to Linux now i can get my emails...
 
  


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