I am trying to set up my linux machine to fetch mail from my ISP and
then allow access from the network. I have got fetchmail working -
very easy. Now I need a POP3 server to allow access to it from my
other machines. I have installed imap-2000c which appears only to work
through inetd. I can not get it to answer port 110 otherwise.
Since I only want to run a small number of services I would rather
have the daemons running continuously rather than being launched by
inetd (or xinetd) so I do not have these on the system and I don't
want to install them *just* to run ipop3d on demand. My server works
very nicely as it is and I would rather make the minimum possible
changes, beside which many security books advise against running inetd
unless it is essential. Is there any way of making ipop3d run as a
daemon (the man page hasn't been updated since 1992!) or can anyone
suggest an alternative basic pop3 server that can do so?
Thanks in advance.