[Imap-uw] Simultaneous access to imap mailbox?
dpc22 at cam.ac.uk
Sun Sep 16 14:50:35 PDT 2007
On Sun, 16 Sep 2007, Mark Crispin wrote:
> UW and CMU adopted very different models on how to do scaling to very
> large communities. UW uses a DNS-based solution; Cyrus has a facility
> they call Murder. Either one is FAR preferable to NFS. UW's solution
> is more general as it can be applied to any IMAP server including Cyrus
> (and for that matter to other protocols as well); Murder is more elegant
> within the Cyrus infrastructure.
While I agree just about everything that Mark has to say about NFS (been
there, done that, got the T-shirt as well), it is probably worth pointing
out that the Cyrus Murder is just a (very clever) IMAP proxy.
Other, generic, IMAP proxies can be used with the UW server.
Perdition is popular:
Fastmail.fm, probably the largest single IMAP service provider that
exists, use nginx to front their Cyrus cluster:
David Carter Email: David.Carter at ucs.cam.ac.uk
University Computing Service, Phone: (01223) 334502
New Museums Site, Pembroke Street, Fax: (01223) 334679
Cambridge UK. CB2 3QH.
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