Problems with idle pop3 connections locking mailboxes

Rob Siemborski rjs3 at
Mon Jun 28 14:04:47 EDT 2004

On Mon, 28 Jun 2004, Michael Sims wrote:

> Can anyone (developers?) tell me if there are significant changes in
> either socket handling or the pop3 daemon between latest 2.1.x and
> latest 2.2.x that may affect this issue?  Should I try to upgrade from
> 2.1.16 to 2.2.6 to try and resolve this? The upgrade is not completely
> trivial so I'd rather not upgrade if it's not likely to have any affect
> on this problem.

I don't believe there is anything that will substantially change how POP
works if what you're seeing is a write() call that just blocks forever,


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

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