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3.13 POP3 Daemon

The pop3d daemon implements the Post Office Protocol Version 3 server.

pop3d has two operation modes:

Inetd

The server is started from /etc/inetd.conf file:

pop3  stream tcp nowait  root  /usr/local/sbin/pop3d pop3d

This is the default operation mode.

Standalone

The server runs as daemon, forking a child for each new connection.

The server operation mode is configured using mode statement (see mode).