Mailbox hierarchy separator for MUPDATE ?
cs at schulte.it
Mon Dec 1 15:56:45 EST 2003
Etienne Goyer schrieb:
> What I conclude is that the '.' is always the hierarchy separator,
> whatever the value of unixhierarchysep is. If this is true, does that
> mean that it is not legal to have mailbox name with '.' in them in
> Cyrus Murder ?
No! This is possible.
When the UNIX hierarchy convention is used, the "." character MAY be
used in mailbox names, including user names. In order to maintain
backwards compatibility with the internal namespace, all "." characters
are translated to a benign character (currently "^") before any data is
stored to disk. For example, if user "elmer.fudd" had a personal
"rabbit.holes" mailbox, it would be stored as
"user.elmer^fud.rabbit^holes" in the internal namespace. It is important
to remember this phenomenon if/when reverting back to the netnews
Do you have altnamespace set also ? Would that change anything for you
turning it on/off ? Keep in mind that in a murder, all single
installations have to have the same settings for unixhierarchysep and
altnamespace. You cannot set unixhierarchysep: no on the backend but yes
on mupdate-master or the frontend.
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