POP3 Probe

POP3 probe does a connection to POP3 server. It receives the response from POP3 server and sends the QUIT command to terminate the connection.

The connection status is saved in the property pop3status and the response in the property pop3respmsg.

POP3 Probe Properties

Probe Interval

File Configuration field:
nSleepTime
Description:
This is the interval of the probe. After each probe, the Service will sleep for the configured probe interval. This period is specified in milliseconds.

Timeout Limit

File Configuration field:
nTimeOutLimit
Description:
The amount of time (in milliseconds) the remote system is expected to answer in. If no response is received within this period, the probe fails and an event is generated. The default value of 1000 milliseconds is a proper value for most well connected networks. If the probe runs against a heavily loaded system and/or slow network link, the amount must be adjusted accordingly.

Also generate an event if POP3 Probe was successful

File Configuration field:
nGenerateOnSuccess
Description:
When checked, an event is generated every time. If unchecked, it is generated only when the POP3 probe fails. The most common option is to leave it unchecked to catch events upon a failed POP3 probe.

POP3 Server

File Configuration field:
szPOP3Server
Description:
Either the IP address or resolvable host name of the POP3 server, the POP3 probe is to be run against. You can either use an IPv4, an IPv6 Address or a Hostname that resolves to an IPv4 or IPv6 Address. This system has been called “remote host” in the description above. Please note that specifying a host name can cause the POP3 probe to fail if DNS name resolution fails (for example due to a failing DNS server). To avoid this, specify an IP address.

POP3 Port

File Configuration field:
nPOP3Port
Description:
This port is to be probed. Please see your server’s reference for the actual value to use. For example, mail servers typically listen to port 110.

General Values (Common settings for most services)

Syslog Facility

File Configuration field:
nSyslogFacility
Description:
The Syslog facility to be assigned to events created by this service. Most useful if the message is to forward to a Syslog server.

Syslog Priority

File Configuration field:
nSyslogPriority
Description:
The Syslog priority to be assigned to events created by this service. Most useful if the message is to forward to a Syslog server.

Resource ID

File Configuration field:
szResource
Description:
The Resource ID to be assigned to events created by this service. Most useful if the message is to forward to a Syslog server.

Syslog Tag Value

File Configuration field:
szSyslogTagValue
Description:
The Syslog tag value to be assigned to events created by this service. Most useful if the message is to forward to a Syslog server.

Rule Set to Use

File Configuration field:
szRuleSetName
Description:
Name of the rule set to be used for this service. The Rule Set name must be a valid Rule Set.