[Dovecot] POP (dot) locks

Christian Balzer chibi at gol.com
Tue May 18 15:10:46 EEST 2004


just to soothe my paranoia from many years of qpopper usage, which
enforces solitary access to a POP mailbox. Only one login per user is 
possible at the same time and if a session terminates w/o qpopper being 
properly notified it will remain locked for some time, 30 minutes by 

With dovecot ( one can login multiple times (using POP, 
with IMAP of course this comes as no surprise :) and thus I
presume this bit from the configuration:
# Should we create dotlock file even when we want only a read-lock? Setting
# this to yes hurts the performance when the mailbox is accessed simultaneously
# by multiple processes, but it's needed for reliable reading if no other
# locking methods are available.
#mbox_read_dotlock = no
means that if the only other reading accesses to a (mbox style in this
case here) mailbox are via other dovecot processes everything will be fine?


Christian Balzer
Christian Balzer        Network/Systems Engineer                NOC
chibi at gol.com   	Global OnLine Japan/Fusion Network Services

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