From: Tom Plesha (
Date: Wed Aug 17 1994 - 10:30:03 CDT

Original message follows:

> I am trying to get pop3 running on a Sparc 2 running 4.1.3 (virtually
> unpatched) and am having some problems. I obtained the latest copy
> of the pop3 software from UC Davis per the author's instruction.
> The program compiles without errors (I am using gcc but have also tried
> using cc). I have modified /etc/inetd.conf and /etc/services to reflect
> the necessary changes (see the following).
> %fgrep pop3 /etc/services
> pop3 110/tcp postoffice
> %fgrep pop3 /etc/inetd.conf
> pop3 stream tcp nowait root /etc/in.pop3d /etc/in.pop3d
> %ls -la /etc/in.pop3d
> -rwx------ 1 root 24576 Aug 16 11:20 in.pop3d
> I have manually killed and restarted inetd. When inetd restarts I get the
> following error message:
> inetd[302]: pop3/tcp: unknown service
> I KNOW it is something simple, but I just can't see it. Is there anyone
> out there who can help?

The solution to the problem was to "/var/yp/make services" then stop and
re-start inetd.

I was doing a "/var/yp/make", but that did not seem to add pop3 to the yp
services file. The system I was trying to install popmail is the YP master.

I received over 20 responses to my question - too many to list. Thanks
to ALL of you.

H.A.N.D. ;-)
Thomas A. Plesha                        Physical: Mare Island Naval Shipyard
(707)646-1326                                     P.O. Box 2035
FAX (707)646-1307                                 Vallejo, CA 94592-5100
Logical: TAP116@NOCC.MINSY.NAVY.MIL     AKA: TAP116@[]

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