Problems with idle pop3 connections locking mailboxes
mloftis at wgops.com
Mon Jul 12 18:59:10 EDT 2004
--On Monday, July 12, 2004 17:16 -0500 Michael Sims
<michaels at crye-leike.com> wrote:
> As promised, I'm following up to the list on the status of this problem,
> in case anyone has an issue like this in the future. It does appear to
> have been caused by our intrusion detection device. Our network manager
> configured this device to avoid scanning POP3 connections and for the
> past two weeks I have not seen any more pop3 daemons stuck in the middle
> of a write(). I may be jinxing myself by saying that the problem is
> resolved but it certainly appears to be so.
write() to disk or network? if network then sounds like a nasty deadlock
in the NIDS. i never did like NIDS that required inserting themselves into
the traffic stream.
> Thanks a lot to everyone who helped me with this.
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