[OpenAFS] maildir on openafs

Robert Banz rob@nofocus.org
Tue, 8 Apr 2008 10:47:58 -0700


If you're interested.  The patches are a little out of date, but I  
could pull the most up-to-date ones and put them up there if there's  

Personally, I've abandoned them and switched to Cyrus.


On Apr 8, 2008, at 9:25 AM, Robert Banz wrote:

> On Apr 8, 2008, at 9:16 AM, Christopher D. Clausen wrote:
>> David Bear <David.Bear@asu.edu> wrote:
>>> I seem to distantly recall some discussion about storing maildir
>>> directories on openafs, but I don't remember if it was safe,
>>> discouraged, or otherwise problematic. Any one see problems with
>>> putting maildir in afs?
>> I've delivered email directly into AFS and it seems to work for a  
>> small
>> number of users.  I understand that problems arise from hosting many
>> mailboxes and the number of callbacks to clients when files /
>> directories get updated with new mail.
>> Do you intend to have an SMTP server write directly to AFS?  Or end- 
>> user
>> run clients write downloaded email into AFS?
> I ran a optimized-for-afs maildir at my site for a couple years. It  
> was a great improvement over delivering to berkeley-style mailboxes  
> in AFS.
> However, I highly recommend deploying a *real* mail solution (e.g.  
> Cyrus), and not deliver mail into AFS or user's home directories.
> -rob
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