Bug 6206 - Wrong names for POP in /etc/services
Wrong names for POP in /etc/services
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: setup (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Bill Nottingham
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Reported: 1999-10-21 18:54 EDT by Jeff Makey
Modified: 2014-03-16 22:10 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 1999-10-29 17:37:19 EDT
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Description Jeff Makey 1999-10-21 18:54:29 EDT
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 17:37:59 EDT
Fixed in setup-2.0.6-1.

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