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Date: Wed, 4 May 2005 21:29:10 -0700
From: "Sean Kelly" <>
To: <>
Subject: popa3d logging under xinetd

I've been hacking around in the popa3d code trying to figure out how it
works so that I might be able to get it to log/record the user's IP
address for use with pop-before-send SMTP access control. I just
discovered that the whole "channel" construct is pulling user session
data from a pipe rather than a socket as I was expecting when running
under xinetd. As far as I can tell standalone mode uses a regular
listening socket and obtaining the IP address of the user from the
sockaddr structs is a simple matter in that mode. But I'm at a loss for
what to do under xinetd as I really don't understand how xinetd handles
connections and such. Is there anyone who might be able to lend a little
guidance here?
I'm specifically poking around in the do_pop_session(0 function of
Thank you,
Sean Kelly - The "other half" of Keen Kelly
Office: (408) 578-8888
P.O. Box 18202; San Jose, Ca; 95158

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