qpopper error

Greg Barniskis nalists at scls.lib.wi.us
Mon Jun 20 22:25:00 GMT 2005

Charles Howse wrote:
> Hi,
> In my research before posting this question, I saw this same question  
> in numerous places, but I never saw a resolution!
> I have qpopper 4.0.5 running from inetd on FBSD 4.11.
> I start it thus: /usr/local/libexec/qpopper
> When I connect from my Mac to check my mail, I see the following in / 
> var/log/messages:
> Jun 19 19:45:18 moe qpopper[199]: charles at  
> ( -ERR
> [SYS/TMP] POP authentication DB not abailable (user charles): No such  
> file or directory (2)
> Anyone have any ideas what's wrong?

I could be mistaken, but it looks like maybe it's looking for a 
separate POP user authentication database separate from /etc/passwd. 
I know that we do this to support APOP logins.

Do you have /usr/local/etc/qpopper/pop.auth.db ?

You may need to initialize it and then add your username to it.

man qpopauth

Greg Barniskis, Computer Systems Integrator
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