comsat - A mail checker client and comsat mail checking server

Property Value
Distribution ROSA 2016.1
Repository ROSA Contrib x86_64
Package filename comsat-0.17-15-rosa2016.1.x86_64.rpm
Package name comsat
Package version 0.17
Package release 15-rosa2016.1
Package architecture x86_64
Package type rpm
Category Networking/Mail
License BSD
Maintainer -
Download size 13.61 KB
Installed size 24.72 KB
The biff client and comsat server are an antiquated method of
asynchronous mail notification.  Although they are still supported, most
users use their shell's MAIL variable (or csh shell's mail variable) to
check for mail, or a dedicated application like xbiff or xmailbox.  If
the comsat service is not enabled, biff won't work and you'll need to use
either the MAIL or mail variable.
You may want to install biff if you'd like to be notified when mail
arrives. However, you should probably check out the more modern
methodologies of mail notification (xbiff or xmailbox) instead.


Package Version Architecture Repository
comsat-0.17-15-rosa2016.1.i586.rpm 0.17 i586 ROSA Contrib
comsat - - -


Name Value - - - - -
xinetd -


Name Value
biff == 0.17-15:2016.1
comsat == 0.17-15:2016.1
config(comsat) == 0:0.17-15:2016.1


Type URL
Binary Package comsat-0.17-15-rosa2016.1.x86_64.rpm
Source Package comsat-0.17-15.src.rpm

Install Howto

  1. Enable ROSA Contrib repository on Install and Remove Software
  2. Update packages list:
    # urpmi.update -a
  3. Install comsat rpm package:
    # urpmi comsat




2017-02-17 - Andrey Bondrov <> 0.17-15
- (458ebeb) MassBuild#1257: Increase release tag

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