POP server not allowing logins, either locally or from Win95 clients -- WHY?

POP server not allowing logins, either locally or from Win95 clients -- WHY?

Post by Kerry Pers » Mon, 06 Oct 1997 04:00:00

I'm running RedHat 4.0, kernel 2.0.18.  I was trying to set up the in-house
Linux box as a central email box, and Win95 (LAN-connected) clients were
failing to get through.  Tried a text-based connection on the Linux box itself
to see what's up and get the following:

Connected to tasha.xxxxx.xxx.
Escape character is '^]'.
+OK tasha.xxxxx.xxx POP3 3.3(20) w/IMAP2 client (Comments to

DU) at Sun, 5 Oct 1997 13:01:01 -0500 (CDT)
user kperson
+OK User name accepted, password please
pass xxxxxxxxxx
-ERR Bad login
telnet> quit
Connection closed.

I've tried three different accounts with the same result.  I ran a Linux box a
few years ago, and POP worked immediately.  Something different with 2.0+
kernels?  Something different about the POP server included with the RedHat
distribution?  What's going on...?


Kerry Person


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I have problem with wu-ftp on RH 7.1. It used to be no problem but
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incorect. ssh and telnet is ok. only ftp cannot. I have no idea where
I can look into the issue. Please give a hint. Thanks in advance!

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