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Re: [opensuse] howto Change IMAPS port? [SOLVED]
  • From: "David C. Rankin" <drankinatty@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sun, 04 May 2008 14:45:55 -0500
  • Message-id: <481E1273.7000302@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
John Andersen wrote:
Interesting stuff. Two comments:

1) I can't think of a single other Imap server that runs under xinetd.
For something hit that often this seems really inefficient.

Now, all the primary boxes use dovecot. I am replacing the box running uw imap, but I wanted to keep it operational and accessible until I am satisfied with the transition. In the 7 years it has served as our mail server, I never saw any sluggishness. (its an old pIII-800 w/1G).

However, you would be amazed with the number of Very Large, High Volume institutions (Universities, Corps., etc.) that run UW imap in exactly that way. Evidently it isn't as inefficient or taxing on the system as it looks at first glance.

2) I'm surprised to learn that anything actually pays attention to
/etc/services. I had always assumed it was for reference only.

That was what I thought. I looked at /etc/services and found 983 open, then I just went and looked for a way to get imap to listen on that port. I never gave /etc/services another thought until Anders pointed it out.


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