NOS POP server bugs (2)
- To: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Subject: NOS POP server bugs (2)
- From: (Erik Olson) <email@example.com>
- Date: Thu, 16 Jan 92 17:29:38 PST
I had mentioned these to Phil Karn at the end of last year, but
have noticed that there's been a new release (911229) of nos since,
with no correction of these. I am using nos (lpd,pop) on a 286-based
PC as a ethernet-to-4-SLIP router/POP server/LPD/ftp site. The four
SLIP lines go to sattelite PC's running NCSA telnet/kermit/POPmail.
POPmail barfs with the nos POP server in two ways:
1. Message size count reflects <CR><LF> at the end of each file,
but the actual text is only appended <LF>. The discrepancy makes
Fix: In pop.h, add \r in definition for msg_line:
msg_line = "%s\r\n" ;
2. If you have no mail file (/spool/mail/XXXXX.txt), the POP server
returns a "refused" code instead of a "no new messages" code.
This can be solved by having a zero length file in the spool
directory when you have no new mail. However,
even when you empty your mailbox through POP,
it automatically deletes the file.
Fix: In popserv.c, comment out the conditional that unlinks
the file if it is zero-length (it is the only line that
uses the "unlink" command).
Then, When you set up a person's POP
account, send them a test message, so that nos creates their
mailfile, BEFORE they try and use POPmail.
Has anyone else mentioned these yet?
Erik Olson firstname.lastname@example.org
UW Physics, Cosmic Ray Lab