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freepopsd - FreePOPs daemon
This manual page documents briefly the freepopsd daemon. freepopsd is a program that converts your local requests to its pop3 daemon to remote http requests to supported web mails.
-p port, --port port Starts freepopsd on that port. Default is 2000. -t max, --threads max Allows max simultneous connections. Default is 5. -b addr, --bind addr Binds over addr instead INADDR_ANY (0.0.0.0). addr must be a character string containing an IPv4 network address in the dotted-quad format, "ddd.ddd.ddd.ddd" or a host name. -l logfacility, --logmode logfacility Can be used to specify the logging facility. logfacility can be stdout for stdout (the default), syslog to use the logging daemon or a valid filename to log to this file. -d, --daemonize Moves the process to background releasing the tty -n, --no-pid-file Don't create the pid file containing the process id in /var/run/. -P proxyaddress:proxyport, --proxy proxyaddress:proxyport You can specify the http proxy name and port separated by :. If no port is specifyed 8080 is used by default. You may also export some environment variables instead of using the -P switch, in priority order: HTTP_PROXY, http_proxy, PROXY and proxy. If the proxy needs authentication you have to use the -A switch. If you specify -P -, you will force direct connections to the web, without using any proxy server, despite enviromental variable settings. -A username:password, --auth username:password This switches on the basic authentication method. Must be used with the -P switch or one of its alternative forms. -u name, --useragent name Use this useragent in http connections. The default is "Firefox/0.8". A valid example is mozilla's "Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.5) Gecko/20031024 Debian/1.5-2". -s user.group, --suid user.group This option is used to make freepopsd drop root privileges after binding. If you run it as a normal user there is no need to use this option. -k, --kill Kills a running freepopsd. -x pluginfile, --toxml file Prints on standard output the XML description of the plugin or module. -e scriptfile [args...], --execute scriptfile [args...] This is a full bloated LUA interpreter, the executed script has access to all freepops libraries. The interpreter calls the main function that must get a table of strings and return an integer. The arguments passed to freepopsd after the script file name are put inside the table argument. The return value is returned from the interpreter. --fpat authtype, --force-proxy-auth-type authtype Force the use of a specific proxy auth method. Accepted types are basic, digest, ntlm and gss. -c, --conffile file Users the specified configuration file instead of looking in default paths like /etc/freepops/config.lua, ./config.lua and /usr/share/freepops/lua/config.lua --statistics-all Enable all statistics. Results can be viewed with the monitor plugin, either with an account like foo@monitor?command=stats or with freepopsd -e monitor host port password command. --statistics-session-created Enables statistics regarding threads created to run a plugin. See the documentation of --statistics-all for an explanation of how to read that statistics. --statistics-session-ok Enables statistics regarding sessions ended successfully. See the documentation of --statistics-all for an explanation of how to read that statistics. --statistics-session-err Enables statistics regarding sessions ended with an error. See the documentation of --statistics-all for an explanation of how to read that statistics. --statistics-connection-established Enables statistics regarding connections accepted. See the documentation of --statistics-all for an explanation of how to read that statistics. --statistics-cookies Enables statistics regarding persistently stored data (usually cookies). See the documentation of --statistics-all for an explanation of how to read that statistics. --statistics-pwd-file file Data collected by the statistics mechanism can be read using the monitor plugin. If a password file is not specified, no password is set and everybody connection to the freepops daemon can read such data. Write your password in a text file with no additional end-of-line to restrict access to that data. The password file is read before dropping privileges (on unix). -h, --help Prints the usage message. -v, --verbose Prints debug statements. Can be repeated to give more verbosity (see -vv). -vv, -v -v, -w, --veryverbose Prints even more debug statements, detailing most operations performed. This is the maximum verbosity level available. Combining more parameters of this kind won't give you more. -V, --version Prints the program version.
/usr/share/freepops/lua/* Webmails access implementation /etc/freepops/config.lua Configuration file, interesting only for paths, addresses to modules binding, and accept/reject policy on mail addresses
This manual page was written by Enrico Tassi <firstname.lastname@example.org>, for the Debian project (but may be used by others). October 27, 2007 FREEPOPSD(1)