quotawarn IMAP response status

Scott Russell lnxgeek at us.ibm.com
Fri Apr 18 23:07:28 EDT 2003


I noticed that Cyrus IMAPd v2.1.11 appears to set the wrong response
status for mailboxes over the quotawarn value in imapd.conf

Looking at rfc2060 section 7.1.1 it says that:

  The OK response indicates an information message from the server.
  When tagged, it indicates successful completion of the associated

The following section of a protocol trace shows Cyrus sending "* NO
[ALERT]" for what appears to be a "successful completion of the
associated command".

  <1050718642<B00006 LIST "" INBOX
  >1050718642>* LIST (\Noinferiors) "." "INBOX"
  B00006 OK Completed (0.000 secs 2 calls)
  <1050718642<B00007 SELECT INBOX
  >1050718642>* FLAGS (\Answered \Flagged \Draft \Deleted \Seen)
  * OK [PERMANENTFLAGS (\Answered \Flagged \Draft \Deleted \Seen \*)]  
  * 16 EXISTS
  * 0 RECENT
  * OK [UNSEEN 2]  
  * OK [UIDVALIDITY 1050717092]  
  * OK [UIDNEXT 18]  
  * NO [ALERT] Mailbox is at 96% of quota
  B00007 OK [READ-WRITE] Completed
  <1050718642<B00008 FETCH 16 UID
  >1050718642>* 16 FETCH (UID 17)
  B00008 OK Completed

Shouldn't the quotawarn, and even over quota ALERT response codes be
using an OK status response unless the command actually fails?

Scott Russell <lnxgeek at us.ibm.com>
Linux Technology Center System Admin

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