4xusers imap processes?

Sebastian Hagedorn Hagedorn at uni-koeln.de
Thu Dec 20 02:31:20 EST 2007

-- Kenneth Marshall <ktm at rice.edu> is rumored to have mumbled on 19. 
Dezember 2007 17:09:35 -0600 regarding Re: 4xusers imap processes?:

> Many mail clients keep open multiple IMAP connections. If they
> are staying around, I would leave them alone. Clients get upset
> when their connections go away on them, and then they just open
> a new one so the problem remains.

OTOH, cyrus-imapd prior to 2.3.11 had a bug where SSL-based processes could 
hang around indefinitely. Use lsof and strace (or whatever your platform 
offers) to determine whether they are actually still alive.
Sebastian Hagedorn - RZKR-R1 (Flachbau), Zi. 18, Robert-Koch-Str. 10
Zentrum für angewandte Informatik - Universitätsweiter Service RRZK
Universität zu Köln / Cologne University - Tel. +49-221-478-5587
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