popper/pop3d how to


I noteced in the /etc/inetd.conf file that the pop3 port was double commented out with the explination that it wasnt enabled in the os yet. So here is what I did to get it working.

1. Go to http://www.darwinos.org/Apps/WebObjects/Softrak.woa/1/wa/displayPackage?package=1204&os=10 and get the package :qpopper3.0.2-macosx.tar.gz

2. su to root and browse to where you placed the tar ball

3. tar xfvz qpopper3.0.2-macosx.tar.gz

4. cd qpopper3.0.2

5. rm config.cache

6. ./configure

7. make

8. cd popper

9. cp popper /usr/local/libexec/

10. pico /etc/inetd.conf

11. on the line that says:
##pop3 stream tcp nowait root /usr/libexec/tcpd /usr/local/libexec/popper

change it by removeing the double #'s and adding qpopper -s to the end so that it says:

pop3 stream tcp nowait root /usr/libexec/tcpd /usr/local/libexec/popper qpopper -s

12. Save changes

To start the daemon manually type
/usr/local/libexec/popper qpopper -s

or when you restart it should start up automaticly.

This is what worked for me, and I have no way of knowing if it will work for you.

Good Luck!

iBook se G3 466/64meg os9.0.4/osX PB