Aug 111998

notes on qpopper

Note that older versions of qpopper are vulernable to attacks:

As I recover from my failed upgrade to 2.2.7, I noticed that my pop server wasn’t running.  After checking the manual, I noticed that I need the following entry in /etc/inetd.conf:

pop3 stream tcp nowait root /usr/local/libexec/qpopper qpopper
Note that this also works (i.e. popper instead of qpopper in the last field):
pop3 stream tcp nowait root /usr/local/libexec/qpopper popper

Then you need to restart popper by doing:

kill -1 <pid>

where pid is the process id of inetd as found by

ps -auwx | grep inetd

An update (added on 24 February 2004)

My thanks to Daniel Faubel for making sure the above was up to date.