Bug 6206

Summary: Wrong names for POP in /etc/services
Product: [Retired] Red Hat Linux Reporter: Jeff Makey <jeff>
Component: setupAssignee: Bill Nottingham <notting>
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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 ftp://ftp.isi.edu/in-notes/rfc1700.txt).  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.