qpopper error

Charles Howse chowse at charter.net
Mon Jun 20 22:33:44 GMT 2005

On Jun 20, 2005, at 5:22 PM, Greg Barniskis wrote:

> 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
That took care of it!  Thanks, Glenn!


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