[Dovecot] temporary disable account

Lampa lampacz at gmail.com
Tue Apr 8 19:39:38 EEST 2008


seem to be problem of vpopmail. There is only solution to set sticky
bit on whole domain but no for user (maybe it's possible but i don't
know how).

2008/4/8, Timo Sirainen <tss at iki.fi>:
> On Tue, 2008-04-08 at 06:48 +0200, Lampa wrote:
>  > Hello,
>  >
>  > is there some way how to disable temporarily account or access to
>  > files.
> If you just disable a user's access, you also need to kill any existing
>  processes the user might have.
>  > I need to backup with tar, but there is problem when tar is
>  > reading and some file changed (with --ignore-failed-read it continues
>  > but archive is not created and without --ignore-failed-read it fails).
> Really? I'm pretty sure I've successfully created tars where files have
>  changed during it and without any special options. And if you're using
>  maildir there shouldn't be any mailbox corruption since only metadata
>  files change.
>  You could anyway lock mailboxes one at a time. With maildir creating
>  dovecot-uidlist.lock file (but that also means creating the .lock safely
>  so that if it exists, wait until it's gone).


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