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Re: converting from qpopper

From: Jeff Bailey
Subject: Re: converting from qpopper
Date: Sat, 10 Nov 2001 06:15:00 -0800
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On Sat, Nov 10, 2001 at 12:58:12AM -0500, Alain Magloire wrote:

> > > The best way to convert qpopper's database to pop3d's seems to convert it
> > > to plaintext first, and then make a db from it using db_load. 
> > 
> > Cool, thanks.  I'm not so familiar with qpopper, do you know of a good
> > tool to convert it to plain text?  I'm not sure what type of database
> > it is.
> It's a good point.
> We support APOP in text file "/etc/apop.passwd"
> and in DB2 "/etc/apop.db",  but the twist here,
> for DB, we do not provide any tools to actually
> create DB file.
> On the TODO list.

I will try to write that this weekend - Fencepost is running qpopper
and it's corrupting mail.  They will soon be running our pop3d.

> Note:  Suprisingly we do not support GDB. Strange.

Errr Gnu Debugger?

> > I'll write this all up for the docs after.  Alain, do you want this
> > all in the main mailutils docs, or in a seperate document "Defecting
> > from the enemy"

> Probably in programs.texi(section pop3d).


> It will be incorporated later in the program that
> manage/create db/gdb files, when someone find time
> to write it.


> Note: I think qpopper comes with such a tool.

Yup, popauth.  That's what a few other pop3ds call it too, so we
should stick to that.

Hmm..  Should that go in the pop3d directory?  Or a subdir off of that

Jeff Bailey

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