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Bug 6206 - Wrong names for POP in /etc/services
Summary: Wrong names for POP in /etc/services
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: setup
Version: 6.1
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Bill Nottingham
QA Contact:
Depends On:
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Reported: 1999-10-21 22:54 UTC by Jeff Makey
Modified: 2014-03-17 02:10 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 1999-10-29 21:37:19 UTC

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Description Jeff Makey 1999-10-21 22:54:29 UTC
The names listed for the two Post Office Protocol port
numbers in the /etc/services file are wrong according to RFC
1700 (at  The
/etc/services file shows the names for ports 109 and 110 as
"pop-2" and "pop-3", respectively, but their official names
are "pop2" and "pop3".  This incompatibility makes it
difficult to write portable software.  I recommend changing
the relevant lines to look like this:

pop2   109/tcp   pop-2 postoffice   # POP version 2
pop2   109/udp   pop-2
pop3   110/tcp   pop-3              # POP version 3
pop3   110/udp   pop-3

Comment 1 Bill Nottingham 1999-10-29 21:37:59 UTC
Fixed in setup-2.0.6-1.

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