pop3 connection timeout & lock problem

Kevin McWilliams mcwilliams14 at llnl.gov
Mon Mar 27 12:33:51 EST 2006

>> 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 1939:
>"A POP3 server MAY have an inactivity autologout timer.  Such a timer MUST be of
>at least 10 minutes' duration."

OK, that makes sense. I still don't understand why the timer is reset
after each attempt to login.

Anybody have an idea as to why this would be?

Kevin McWilliams
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