cyrus daemons: -U option

Henrique de Moraes Holschuh hmh at
Fri Mar 11 19:58:55 EST 2005

On Sat, 12 Mar 2005, kael wrote:
> I'm also interested with this question; specially, I don't clearly 
> understand what the -U and -T options infer.

-U n  means the service will die after it services n connections.
-T n  means the service will die after waiting n seconds for a connection
      (i.e. without any work to do).

> In /etc/cyrus.conf, I added in the SERVICES section:
> nntp          cmd="nntpd -U 500 -T 600 -f " listen="nntp" prefork=5

If you want it to run 24/7, drop the -U and -T.  And don't prefork 5 of
them if you want just one of them active.

And -T + prefork means your system will be killing and respawning processes
every n minutes, as all preforked processes die and are immediately

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