minimum poptimeout value to high in case of client connection loss

Ken Murchison ken at
Thu Jun 24 11:30:20 EDT 2004

Carsten Hoeger wrote:

> On Thu, Jun 24, Ken Murchison wrote:
>>>on a setup with lots of roaming users, the following happens frequently:
>>>- users are logging in using pop3
>>>- users connection breaks down or
>>> users client breaks down (so the tcp session is not terminated)
>>>- user tries to login again
>>>- mailbox of user is locked for poptimeout minutes
>>>10 minutes is a very long time to wait to be able to access mail again.
>>>Is there a specific reason, why this minimum is that high?
>>RFC 1939 Section 3 (last paragraph).  As far as the server is concerned, 
>>the client is still connected, so the autologout timer is stillin effect.
> Urgs.
> Okay, I see...
> Better do not use POP3...

Unless we kind find a way to have pop3d detect when the client has 

Kenneth Murchison     Oceana Matrix Ltd.
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