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Old 06-06-2004, 02:06 PM   #1
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xinetd uses service --> slackware uses ???

I am running through the howto for setting up a secure relaying e-mail server. They talk about setting services in xinetd. I know for slackware we have inetd. I tried setting up a couple fo scripts:

they talk about setting up a script /etc/xinetd.d/pop3s so I tried setting up a script called /etc/rc.d/rc.pop3s.

Here are the contents of the script:

service pop3s
disable = no
socket_type = stream
wait = no
user = root
server = /usr/sbin/stunnel
server_args = -v3 -l/usr/sbin/ipop3d
log_on_success += HOST DURATION
log_on_failure += HOST

The problem was when I tried to run pop3s it failed with the messages:

./rc.pop3s: line 1: service: command not found
disable: Unable to connect to server: Connection refused
./rc.pop3s: line 4: socket_type: command not found
./rc.pop3s: line 5: wait: `=': not a pid or valid job spec
./rc.pop3s: line 5: wait: `no': not a pid or valid job spec
./rc.pop3s: line 6: user: command not found
./rc.pop3s: line 7: server: command not found
./rc.pop3s: line 8: server_args: command not found
./rc.pop3s: line 9: log_on_success: command not found
./rc.pop3s: line 10: log_on_failure: command not found

The documentation does not say anything about "service" being distro specific, but I am betting that it is, so I am trying to figure out how to set up the "service" under slackware.

Make sense? Any Suggestion?

Old 06-06-2004, 02:10 PM   #2
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The files in xinetd.d are configuration files and not bash scripts. You will need to create an entry in /etc/inetd.conf rather than a file.


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