[Dovecot] difference between client_limit and process_limit

Timo Sirainen tss at iki.fi
Fri Jun 8 19:17:48 EEST 2012

On 8.6.2012, at 14.12, Angel L. Mateo wrote:

>> What is the real difference between client and process limit? According
>> to documentation (http://wiki2.dovecot.org/Services#Service_limits):
> 	Sorry, it's friday, my mind is on the weekend :-(
> 	I understand that client_limit is how many connections (imap connections, for example) could be handle by one dovecot process, so if I have client_limit=2 and process_limit=1024, then I could 2048 concurrent connections, right?

Yes, but like the wiki page also says, it's not a good idea increase client_limit for imap/pop3 processes.

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