Newbie, configure exim/fetchmail w/ dialup; daemon trouble.
With the help of this list, I have successfully upgraded from Potato to
Woody! 20 hours on a dialup.
However, I am having some troubles with mail handling; exim & fetchmail
With Potato, ppp ran as a daemon, fetchmail was configured, and I could
issue, "fetchmail" at the command prompt to download my mail (over a
dialup) from my ISP. I have been unsuccessful at such a configuration
Fetchmail appears to running as a daemon and executes a query for mail
every 300 seconds. To attempt to change this, I have a /etc/fetchmailrc
with the line for the daemon commented out. I have altered the line for
the daemon in /etc/default/fetchmail as follows:
OPTIONS="--daemon 0 --syslog"
Within /etc/init.d/fetchmail there is a line,
OPTIONS="--daemon 300 --syslog"
However, the header of /etc/default/fetchmail indicates it is sourced by
/etc/init.d/fetchmail so the presence of the immediately above line is
I have also issued a 'dpkg-reconfigure fetchmail-common' and responded
with a non-systemwide fetchmail configuration.
Curiously, within /var/log/syslog is the following:
Mar 26 17:53:01 debian /USR/SBIN/CRON: (mail) CMD ( if [ -x
/usr/sbin/exim -a -f /etc/exim/exim.conf ]; then /usr/sbin/exim -q ; fi)
Mar 26 17:53:01 debian pppd: Starting link
I'm assuming exim is starting ppp because of a query from fetchmail.
As you can probably tell, I'm just a bit confused trying to configure
fetchmail. This computer is only typically used by me, so I really don't
need a systemwide configuration.
There is a .fetchmailrc file in my home from the Potato configuration.
Thanks in advance for your suggestions,
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