Two Questions: Popper & Syslog

Two Questions: Popper & Syslog

Post by David Elkin » Thu, 15 Aug 1996 04:00:00

Okay, so here are two things that I'm wondering about:

1) I tried accessing a mailbox via pop3 and received a couple of errors.
The mail files are regular text email messages, with uuencoded files
attached. In netscape mail, I GPF and nothing comes through. In Eudora
Light, it begins to download the message and stops. Nothing. So, is it
the uuencoded file causes the problem with the other two programs? I
tested the popper by telnetting right into the pop3 port and everything
works (including RETR).

2) Syslog has stopped working altogther. So, this is what I did:

# /usr/sbin/syslogd -d 1>/dev/console 2>&1

This, minus the -d for debug, is exactly what I have in
/etc/rc2.d/S74syslog. And, here is what I got back on the console:

#getnets() found 1 addresses, they are:
off & running....
amiloghost() testing
I am loghost
cfline(*.err;kern.notice;auth.notice;user.none          /dev/console)
cfline(*.alert;kern.err;daemon.err;user.none            operator)
cfline(*.alert;user.none                                root)
cfline(*.emerg;user.none                                *)
cfline(mail.debug                       /var/log/syslog)
cfline(daemon.debug                                     /var/adm/ftp-debug.log)
cfline(                                       /var/adm/termlog)

With, a segmentation fault - core dump of course.

If anyone can help me with one or both of these, please reply. Thanks,
David Elkins


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