xinetd popper problem already in use

Mark Olbert molbert at
Sat Apr 26 13:57:07 PDT 2008

Sigh. I like linux, but it sure is a pain in the ass to get working

I have the qpopper popper program running under xinetd. When I try to access
it from across my subnet via telnet I get rejected on the client side and a
message prints out on the lfs system console to the effect that
is already in use.

I don't understand how this can be happening, since nothing should be
listening on that port.

I also don't understand why the address is resolving to That's
neither the address of the client nor the address of the lfs server running

I've tried playing around with /etc/hosts, no joy.

Does anyone have any suggestions/hints? I am really stuck on this, and I
can't bring my new lfs system online until I can solve it, since one of its
roles is as a mailserver.

- Mark


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