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heh [Feb. 23rd, 2001|01:23 am]
Brad Fitzpatrick
copying 20 gig of data over from my linux box to my freebsd box so i can upgrade all the hardware and reformat the drives. even over a 100 mbit connection and not using ssh, it's still slow. :-/

oooh! Net::FTPServer version 1.0.0 was just released! LiveJournal's been using a pre-1.0.0 version .... wonderful FTP server. 2 thumbs up.... go get it.

what IMAP server does everybody recommend? muerte asked me today and I said, "I dunno... I'm using UW-IMAPD and it sucks." he said the same. we're both curious if anybody has a favorite.

heh... evan just mailed me to tell me about net::ftpserver and i was about to reply saying, "Dude... I just said that in my journal", but then I realized I wrote this a long time ago and forgot to hit submit.

[User Picture]From: insomnia
2001-02-23 02:19 am (UTC)

IMAP solutions

I researched this a bit online and found several recommendations...

Most people seemed to recommend Netscape Messenging Server... (http://home.netscape.com/messaging/v3.5/evalguide/install.html) It appearently isn't open source, however. I found the following Tuning Guide for it, which mentions much about configuration, etc.

Alternately, Cyrus (http://asg.web.cmu.edu/) is considered by many to be the best open source IMAP solution.
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[User Picture]From: bradfitz
2001-02-23 02:22 am (UTC)

Re: IMAP solutions

Yeah, I've been considering switching to Cyrus... looks spiffy.

I guess the only reason I haven't switched yet is because then I'd have to change all my programs and utilities which access my mail spools directly to use IMAP instead.

All Cyrus' mail is stored in a private database that users can't access.
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[User Picture]From: solace
2001-02-23 02:28 am (UTC)

Re: IMAP solutions

i've had nothing but great experiences with Cyrus, not that i'm a big influence ;P

it's a little tricky to learn at first, but after you get it, i found it to be rather easy.
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[User Picture]From: corvar
2001-02-23 08:02 am (UTC)

IMAP Servers

What version of UW-IMAPD are you using? I am using IMAP-2000 from UW and I have no problems with it.

With Cyrus there are pluses and minuses.
+ It is a complete system, it uses it's own MDA, it has it's own quotas, it doesn't need to have system accounts for mail users.
- It is a complete system ;) No more procmail for you, you will have to rewrite all of those rules in milter or kludge something together. It adds another step to user addition, you have to add them to the authentication scheme as well as to Cyrus. It has it's own quotas, which don't have warnings. If you ever want to walk away from Cyrus you have to convert the mail back to mbox format (or an alternate format).

But I have had very good success with the newer versions of UW-IMAPd even though I believe they are still beta. The 2000 branch blows away the 4.x branch.
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[User Picture]From: muerte
2001-02-23 09:18 am (UTC)

Re: IMAP Servers

Ya? Maybe I'll have to look into upgrading to UW-2000.
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[User Picture]From: teferi
2001-02-23 09:27 am (UTC)
I'm using whatever the Debian 'imap' package contains..UW. I haven't had many problems with it, but then again, I don't do much with it besides grab mail across the LAN.
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