[Pkg-exim4-users] pop-before-smtp problem

Russ Toone russ at nex-one.com
Mon Dec 29 23:30:37 UTC 2008

After a recent upgrade, I can no longer get pop-before-smtp to work with exim4. (It worked before the upgrade)

pop-before-smtp seems to be working, and updating its database.
exim4 seems to be working, except when I add the ":net-dbmnz;/var/lib/pop-before-smtp/hosts.db" to the dc_relay_nets in the update-exim4.conf.conf file.
Then I get "unknown lookup type "<" in host list item "<; net-dbmnz;/var/lib/pop-before-smtp/hosts.db" in the paniclog file.

System info:
exim4 -bV returns the following:

Exim version 4.63 #1 built 20-Jan-2007 10:42:32
Copyright (c) University of Cambridge 2006
Berkeley DB: Sleepycat Software: Berkeley DB 4.3.29: (September  6, 2005)
Support for: crypteq iconv() IPv6 PAM Perl GnuTLS move_frozen_messages Content_Scanning Old_Demime
Lookups: lsearch wildlsearch nwildlsearch iplsearch cdb dbm dbmnz dnsdb dsearch ldap ldapdn ldapm mysql nis nis0 passwd pgsql sqlite
Authenticators: cram_md5 cyrus_sasl plaintext spa
Routers: accept dnslookup ipliteral iplookup manualroute queryprogram redirect
Transports: appendfile/maildir/mailstore/mbx autoreply lmtp pipe smtp
Fixed never_users: 0
Size of off_t: 8
Configuration file is /var/lib/exim4/config.autogenerated

mail:/etc/exim4# pop-before-smtp --version --dumpconfig
version: 1.41
config file: /etc/pop-before-smtp/pop-before-smtp.conf
watchlog: /var/log/mail.log
dbfile: /var/lib/pop-before-smtp/hosts
pat: "^(... .. ..:..:..) \S+ (?:courier)?(?:pop3|imap)(?:login|d|d-ssl): LOGIN, user=\S+, ip=\[[:f]*(\d+\.\d+\.\d+\.\d+)\]"
logtime_pat: "(\w\w\w +\d+ \d+:\d+:\d+)"

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