Several issues with 2.1.13

Rob Siemborski rjs3 at
Mon Jun 9 16:01:21 EDT 2003

On Mon, 9 Jun 2003, Wil Cooley wrote:

> 'rehash full' did very strange things; it only created directories of
> A-Z, none of a-z and my own mailbox information was under 'I/' in both
> the mailbox spool and the '/var/lib/imap/user' directory.  As a result,
> I had to disable 'hashimapspool', which Simon's RPMs enabled by default.

This is exactly what is expected in a fulldirhash system.

> I have several messages that are GPG-signed (using PGP/MIME format) that
> were sent through a Mailman 2.1 server that will only show the footer
> appended by Mailman.  I've looked at the message in the spool, and it's
> complete there.  I turned on telemetry logging and found out that the
> entire message is not being sent over the IMAP connection; so it's the
> server and not just my client.  I can make a copy of the message
> available if someone wants to verify (it's not a private message).  I
> had this problem with 2.0.16 and still with 2.1.13.  I don't seem to
> have this problem with other GPG-signed messages going through Mailman
> lists.

Sending the message and logs would be helpful, but I won't promise

Even better, create a bug on

> However, I recurrent problem we have is with POP3 users (which everyone
> is) who lose their connection (usually because of problems with
> dial-up).  The pop3d stays running and locks the mailbox for 15 minutes
> or so, causing lots of support calls and grumbling.  I'm guessing the
> connection stays in TIME_WAIT for this period, but 15 minutes seems like
> a long time for it to stay open.  I see the 'poptimeout' setting that
> might help, but even 10 minutes might be too long.  (This 15 minutes
> could be only 10 minutes already; I'm just being told this by the guy
> who does support.)  Will anything that's changed between 2.0.16 and
> 2.1.13 help assuage this problem?

No thing between the versions affected this behavior.  You can try turning
down the poptimeout setting (since most likely if they are getting
disconnected it is just the idle timeout that is waiting for them).

You can always stop having your people rudely disconnect, or encourage
them to use IMAP clients.  Using Cyrus as a POP-only server is sort of
like using a semi-trailer to haul a bag of groceries. ;)


Rob Siemborski * Andrew Systems Group * Cyert Hall 207 * 412-268-7456
Research Systems Programmer * /usr/contributed Gatekeeper

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