pop3 connection timeout & lock problem

Sebastian Hagedorn Hagedorn at uni-koeln.de
Thu Mar 23 13:13:01 EST 2006

-- Kevin McWilliams <mcwilliams14 at llnl.gov> is rumored to have mumbled on 
23. März 2006 09:03:37 -0800 regarding pop3 connection timeout & lock 

> Is there a reason I can't change the timeout to be less than 10 minutes
> @ pop3d.c:407? Say 3-5 minutes?

The reason you perhaps *shouldn't* do that is that it would violate RFC 

"A POP3 server MAY have an inactivity autologout timer.  Such a timer MUST 
be of at least 10 minutes' duration."
Sebastian Hagedorn - RZKR-R1 (Flachbau), Zi. 18, Robert-Koch-Str. 10
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