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Short:Hotway Daemon, the POP3 gateway to Hotmail
Author:see the docs
Uploader:Diego Casorran <dcr8520 amiga org>
Type:comm/tcp
Version:0.5.3
Requires:ixemul.library
Architecture:m68k-amigaos
Date:2003-08-24
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Readme:http://aminet.net/comm/tcp/hotwayd-0.5.3.readme
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Hotway Daemon, the POP3 gateway to Hotmail
------------------------------------------
This document last modified 20-April-2003

NOTE: for the most up-to-date information please check the web site which
      can be found at http://hotwayd.sourceforge.net/


CONTENTS
--------
1)   INTRODUCTION
2)   IMPLEMENTATION
3)   TESTED MAIL READERS & CONFIGURATIONS
4)   INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS
	a) INETD SPECIFIC INSTRUCTIONS
	b) XINETD SPECIFIC INSTRUCTIONS
5)   GETTING THE LATEST VERSION
6)   WHAT ABOUT A WINDOWS VERSION?
7)   SOME WORDS FROM THE ORIGINAL AUTHOR
8)   COMMENTS/QUESTIONS/SUGGESTIONS/IMPROVEMENTS?
9)   DISCLAIMER


1. INTRODUCTION
---------------
   Ever wanted to access your hotmail emails using linux (or another unix 
   variant) without having to go through the web interface?  Well now it is 
   possible using your favourite standard-POP implementing mail reader.
   Hotwayd uses the same protocol that Outlook Express uses to access the 
   hotmail servers, HTTPMail. Hotwayd acts as a proxy between your POP mail
   reader and the HTTPMail hotmail servers.  Simply set it up as a service on
   your machine or another machine on your network and enjoy using POP to 
   collect your hotmail emails.

   Included in this file are some tips getting particular configurations
   working.  If your configuration is not listed here then feel free to 
   mail me with instructions and I will add them to the list.  


2. IMPLEMENTATION
-----------------
   libghttp is used to control request headers and libxml2 is used to parse
   the xml responses.  A modified version of libghttp is included with hotwayd
   which supports multiple header responses and Digest Authentication (take a 
   look of RFC-2617) Christopher Blizzard, creator of libghttp, was informed 
   about these changes, but he is not responsible for possible bugs introduced 
   to his code.


3. TESTED MAIL READERS & CONFIGURATIONS
---------------------------------------
   hotwayd has been tested using Mozilla Mail, KMail, Outlook Express and 
   many more POP-3 compliant mail readers.


4. INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS
----------------------------

   Note that the installation directory has been changed in this version
compared    to previous versions so you may want to delete your old copy of
hotwayd once    you have finished step 1 (i.e. once you have a new copy of
hotwayd compiled).
   Previous versions installed to the /usr/sbin directory.  This versions will  
 install to your default sbin directory or user-defined directory according to  
 the configure file.

*** (0) Uncompress tarball with:

   $ tar xvzf hotwayd-x.x.tar.gz
   $ cd hotwayd-x.x

*** (1) Compile daemon with:

   $ ./configure
   $ make

*** (2) Install hotwayd into sbin directory (/usr/local/sbin in redhat linux)

   You need to become the superuser, usually done by typing su, then:

   $ make install

   Now you should be able to load up hotwayd by just typing hotwayd on the 
   command line.  If not then you will need to put absolute path in to your 
   config files below.

4a) INETD SPECIFIC INSTRUCTIONS
-------------------------------

*** (3) Next step is to add the following line to the file called
   /etc/inetd.conf

   pop-3    stream  tcp     nowait  root	/usr/sbin/tcpd hotwayd 

   or if you prefer to have hotwayd listen on a different port then add the 
   following line to /etc/inetd.conf

   hotwayd	stream  tcp     nowait  root	/usr/sbin/tcpd hotwayd 

   This tells inetd what to load when it receives a connection to either the   
port "pop-3" or "hotwayd".  The paths to the files may differ on your system   
so modify them accordingly.  Now we need to define what ports "pop-3" or   
"hotwayd" are mapped to as described in step 4.


*** (4) Make sure you have the following line in /etc/services, if it's missing
   you need to add it.

   pop-3            110/tcp

   or the following line, if you prefer make hotwayd listen to another port than
   standard POP3 (i.e. you chose to add the "hotwayd stream tcp..." line to your
   /etc/inetd.conf):

   hotwayd		nnnn/tcp

   (where nnnn is the port-number, say 110 for example)


*** (5) Now you need to find out the pid number for inetd and restart the
daemon.

   To get the pid number (on linux) type the following line:

   $ ps -eo "%p %c"  | grep inetd

   If it doesn't report any process inetd then you need to start up inetd. 
Optimally    it should be started during bootup in your rc.d scripts.  Refer to
your operating    system notes for further details.

   Now that you have the PID number, issue the command: 

   $ kill -HUP pidnumber

   This will load the new config file into inetd.

*** (6) Check your security settings

   You need to ensure that connections to the pop-3 server are not blocked.  To
   do this add the following line to your /etc/hosts.allow file

   hotwayd : 127.0.0.1

   (or if you are setting up hotwayd to run on another computer than your mail
   client, replace 127.0.0.1 with the address of the computer which you will 
   use your mail client from)
   127.0.0.1 always refers to your computer.

   You should now be able to telnet into your hotwayd service.  Type the command

   $ telnet <addr> <port number>

   e.g. telnet 127.0.0.1 110 if you setup hotwayd on your own machine using port
   110.  If you can't connect then go back and review the instruction steps.  

*** (7) Setup your favourite mail client to use your newly installed server. 

   You should give the server name as either "127.0.0.1" or "localhost" or the
name    of your machine.  The port number depends on what you entered in the
/etc/services    file.  Use the username and password that you normally use when
accessing hotmail.

*** Done! Now enjoy your newly installed POP3-HTTPMail gateway!

4b) XINETD SPECIFIC INSTRUCTIONS
--------------------------------

*** (3) Next step is to add a file called hotwayd to your /etc/xinetd.d/
directory    which contains the following:

   # default: off
   service hotwayd
   {
   type = unlisted
   socket_type = stream
   protocol = tcp
   wait = no
   user = root
   server = /usr/local/sbin/hotwayd
   port = 110
   } 

   If you prefer to have hotwayd listen on a different port then replace the 110
   with whichever port you would like to use.  Note that the directory where 
   hotwayd was installed may be different as well, so change that accordingly. 

   This tells xinetd what to load when it receives a connection to the port that
   you specified here.

*** (4) Now you need to find out the pid number for xinetd and restart the
daemon.

   To get the pid number (on linux) type the following line:

   $ ps -eo "%p %c"  | grep xinetd

   If it doesn't report any process xinetd then you need to start up xinetd.
   Optimally it should be started during bootup in your rc.d scripts.  Refer to 
  your operating system notes for further details.

   Now that you have the PID number, issue the command: 

   $ kill -HUP pidnumber

   This will load the new config file into xinetd.

*** (5) Check your security settings

   You need to ensure that connections to the pop-3 server are not blocked.  To
   do this add the following line to your /etc/hosts.allow file

   hotwayd : 127.0.0.1

   (or if you are setting up hotwayd to run on another computer than your mail
   client, replace 127.0.0.1 with the address of the computer which you will 
   use your mail client from)
   127.0.0.1 always refers to your computer.

   You should now be able to telnet into your hotwayd service.  Type the command

   telnet <addr> <port number>

   e.g. telnet 127.0.0.1 110 if you setup hotwayd on your own machine using port
   110.  If you can't connect then go back and review your steps.  

*** (6) Setup your favourite mail client to use your newly installed server. 

   You should give the server name as either "127.0.0.1" or "localhost" or the
name    of your machine.  The port number depends on what you entered in the
/etc/services    file.  Use the username and password that you normally use when
accessing hotmail.

*** Done! Now enjoy your newly installed POP3-HTTPMail gateway!


5. GETTING THE LATEST VERSION
-----------------------------
   Currently the latest versions can be found at:
 
   http://hotwayd.sourceforge.net/


6. WHAT ABOUT A WINDOWS VERSION?
--------------------------------

   Korwin Smith has created a C++ version which runs under windows as a system 
   service.  It can be found on the following page: 
   
   http://sourceforge.net/projects/hotpop3


7. SOME WORDS FROM THE ORIGINAL AUTHOR
--------------------------------------
   A week ago I was reading an article on a Linux magazine: there was a user
   with a simple question that seemed not to have an answer:

   Which email client should I use to pop messages from my hotmail account?

   The answer was simple and effective: POP3 access is not given for free by   
Hotmail.com, so you should migrate to another free-email provider! I tried    to
find another solution to the problem: I noted that MS Outlook Express    reads
hotmail "without any problem" ;-) using a protocol called "HTTPMail",    so I
thought to create a gateway from POP3 to this protocol, to allow *any*    unix
email client to do the task.

   HTTPMail is an undocumented WebDAV-based protocol used by Microsoft to
   handle folders, login, sending, receiving, delete email messages from
   Hotmail server (see RFC-2518 for details on WebDAV extensions to HTTP/1.1)
   Searching on freshmeat.org & sourceforge.net, I found an implementation of
   my idea written in perl by Dave Dunkin... it's really hard to find some new
   inspiration!!! ;-) ... I decided to hack the protocol again, for love of
   knowledge and to be able to implement it in C.


8. COMMENTS/QUESTIONS/SUGGESTIONS/IMPROVEMENTS?
-----------------------------------------------
   The original author is no longer working on this project and hotwayd is now
   being maintained by a series of developers.  David Smith is taking care of 
   the general coordination of patches, writing the documentation and packaging
   of hotwayd.  You can contact me at the following address: 

   courierdavid at users.sourceforge.net

   Please don't email me with support request, we have a forum for that where
   you will get a faster response:
   http://sourceforge.net/forum/?group_id=25479 or 
   http://www.sourceforge.net/projects/hotwayd

   And if you feel like doing some hacking, perhaps implementing some of the   
optional POP functionality that your favourity mail reader uses, or any minor   
improvements you may have made to the code then feel free to send in or post up 
  your patch and we will incorporate it into the next release.

   If you want to help with the addition of IMAP functionality then please 
   send us a message!


9. DISCLAIMER
-------------
   This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT
   ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or
   FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the GNU General Public License for
   more details.



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