disable IMAP IDLE

David Lang david.lang at digitalinsight.com
Tue Nov 23 17:36:47 EST 2010

On Wed, 24 Nov 2010, Robert Mueller wrote:

>> I was asked by IT to not permit IDLE since the current server went down
>> after 4-500 blackberries ate up all the (limited) capabilities of that
>> machine.
> I'd really be surprised if that was a problem these days. We have
> machines that have 10000 connections quite fine. Yes they're fairly
> loaded servers with fast IO and lots of RAM, but even a pretty basic
> server should handle 500 connections no problem.
> Have you actually tested that long lived IDLE connections are a problem?

if they are idle they eat up very few resources, if they are checking things 
frequently, forcing them to reconnect each time will just eat up more resources.

David Lang

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