[dovecot] Re: Bug#175507: dovecot: Accidental denial of service via syslog

Timo Sirainen tss at iki.fi
Wed Jan 8 23:16:20 EET 2003

On Wed, 2003-01-08 at 21:50, Jaldhar H. Vyas wrote:
> > I've got 30,000 line pairs from a ten hour run.  I would think that if it
> > dies more than, say, a thousand times in a single hour, imap-master maybe
> > ought to consider that there's a serious configuration problem preventing
> > use, and exit instead of continuing to fill the log.
> Personally, I would be even stricter than Amelia is suggesting.  If there
> is a serious configuration error, dovecot should die immediately.

Agreed. CVS contains such code now. If login or auth process die before
master receives an "we're ok" notification from them, master shuts
itself down. Only problem with this could be some temporary failure (eg.
out of memory) which unneededly kills the whole Dovecot, but I think
these are quite rare.

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