Starts the Post Office Protocol Version 3 (POP3) server process. This command only applies to AIX Version 4.2.1 or later.
The pop3d command is a POP3 server. It supports the POP3 remote mail access protocol. Also, it accepts commands on its standard input and responds on its standard output. You normally invoke the pop3d command with the inetd daemon with those descriptors attached to a remote client connection.
The pop3d command works with the existing mail infrastructure consisting of sendmail and bellmail.
All error and status information is written to a logfile if syslogd is configured for logging.
Access Control: You must have root authority to run this command.
Auditing Events: N/A
|/usr/sbin/pop3d||Contains the pop3d command.|
| Specifies the file with port assignments for required services. The following entry must be in this file:
pop3 110/tcp postoffice3 # Post Office Protocol Ver. 3