MaD dUCK on Wed, 4 Apr 2001 16:08:13 -0400

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[PLUG] Re: qpopper weirdness

also sprach Nathan E Norman (on Wed, 04 Apr 2001 03:03:39PM -0500):
> I never had any major problems with cucipop.  There are two caveats:

well, for the sake of fixing this promptly, i went ahead and replaced
qpopper with cucipop. however, now there is a 20 second delay between
the user entering the password in the POP3 session over netcat, and
the log line

Apr  4 16:02:11 localhost cucipop[6561]: Opened madduck's mailbox

on the server. but this time there is no copying going on. just
precisely 20 seconds. makes me want to think it's PAM or something
along the lines of authentication... no other log revealed anything



> 1) cucipop always leaves a zombie process laying around.  I haven't
> dug through the code but this strikes me as odd.

this is commented by the author in the INSTALL file where he claims
that this is for performance purposes. whatever, i can deal...

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