[Imap-uw] Simultaneous access to imap mailbox?
danno at internet2.edu
Sun Sep 16 13:58:36 PDT 2007
On Sun, Sep 16, 2007 at 01:33:50PM -0700, Mark Crispin wrote:
> First, it's a fallacy that the NFS non-solution addresses this issue.
> You have to ask yourself "What if the NFS server breaks? Doesn't that
> shut down everybody, instead of just a few users?" Oh, the salesman
> didn't discuss that possibility? Or did he gloss it over by claiming that
> NFS servers don't break? Oh dear, oh my,...
My understanding is that this is what caused the spectacular failure of
the new mail system at a big 10 university last fall.
they had bought their fancy NFS servers from a large vendor known for
(actually, i'm not entirely sure the big nfs servers "broke"; it may be
that they just didn't work properly when put under the full student load;
but the point still holds).
(trying to be a bit oblique so as not to anger/embarrass anyone).
Dan Pritts, System Administrator
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