Questions on fud and notifyd

Etienne Goyer etienne.goyer at
Thu May 22 14:01:38 EDT 2003

Problem solved ... stupid me, second argument should be user name, not

But I would still like to know what noifyd is about.  Also, if there is
a written description of the FUD protocol, I would be interest in
reading it.  I will write a Perl module to access it.

Thanks !

On Thu, May 22, 2003 at 10:31:25AM -0400, Etienne Goyer wrote:
> Hi again,
> I built the fud-client in contrib/ and have a little problem.  Exemple output
> from fud-client :
> ---
> [root at ldap1 contrib]# ./fud-client imap1 anonymous user.egoyer
> user: anonymous
> mbox: user.egoyer
> Number of Recent 1
> Last read: Wed Dec 31 19:00:00 1969
> Last arrived: Wed May 21 16:29:24 2003
> ---
> The mailbox currently contain a single message, which is marked as
> Recent.  This is not the case; the message is marked as "Read" in my
> client.  Also notice that the "Last read" is invalid; I currently have the 
> mailbox open in my client (Mozilla Mail).
> I browsed the code of fud a little bit and, if I understand correctly, the 
> "Number of Recent" and "Last read" is based on info from the seendb.
> Could it be because fud fail to read  egoyer.seen somehow ?  The
> permission look correct to me (/var/imap/user/e/egoyer.seen is 0600
> owner cyrus).  Any idea ?
> Also, I was just wondering what is the purpose of notifyd.  I read the
> man page but I am still mystified.  I am just wondering if it would be
> of any use in my setup.
> Thanks for your answer !
> -- 
> Etienne Goyer                    Linux Québec Technologies Inc.
>       etienne.goyer at

Etienne Goyer                    Linux Québec Technologies Inc.       etienne.goyer at

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