Better POP daemon?

Christopher K. Johnson ckjohnson at
Wed Dec 24 15:40:40 UTC 2003

Steven W. Orr wrote:

>On Wednesday, Dec 24th 2003 at 09:21 -0600, quoth Steven Stern:
>=>I'm popping mail from my FC1 server using the IPOP3 daemon that was already
>=>there. Dang, but it is slow.  It takes a long time to just to pick up one
>=>short message, mainly due (I think) to process start time.  It gets created
>=>and stopped with each POP session.  Does anyone have a suggestion for a better
>=>POP3 daemon?
>=> -- Steve
>Ummm, I have a suggestion. I had the same problem. No it's nothing to do 
>with long process start time. Make sure your identd is running:
>chkconfig --list identd		# To see if it starts at boot.
>chkconfig identd on		# to make sure it does
>service identd start		# to actually start it now
>Let me know if that doesn't fix it.
Better yet, add this to your iptables file in the *filter (filter table) 

# make quicker connections to servers that try ident lookup
-A INPUT -p tcp -m tcp --dport 113 -i eth+ -j REJECT


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