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Old 12-09-2004, 11:32 PM   #1
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SSL and pop3s

Hello every one!!!!
i need to setup pop3s server .... i am able to generate the key thru openssl
however when i start xinetd it does not start pop3s, but i can see thru netstat that
pop3s is listening on port 995
need help in figuring it out whats going wrong!!!!! i am using suse 9.1
Old 12-10-2004, 02:03 AM   #2
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One correction, through netstat you probably see xinetd listening on port 995. if you see a pop3s listening (as root: 'netstat -tnpl' to show Processnames/pids with the ports), you don't have pop3s through xinetd.

I don't have SuSE 9.1 at my disposal, only up to 8.2, but with a little more help I might be able to help out further.

When you 'telnet' to the box on port 995, does it respond when you type 'user <user>' (replace <user> with your username).
If so, SSL is not loaded and the machine is responding plain text. If connection is dropped directly, you have an SSL cert problem.

Hope you can find it now yourself, otherwise please post additional info to resolve the issue...

Old 12-11-2004, 03:45 AM   #3
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Thank you for u help but i think i was able to figure out the problem.
whe i did Netstat is saw the port open that means it listening but wheni did ps -ax it didnot
listed me the pop3s the reason might be that its under xinetd and it starts only when a request is send to it
next when i tried to do telnet localhost pop3s i git stuck at the excape char....possible reason could be that telent does not support encryption ...
anyways when i tried to retreive my mail thru kmail or any mail client and specifing to use pop3s
it retrieved my mails that means its working
i was thinking that i might have to do changes to the config files however that was not the case
thank you anyways for your help


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