Re: NFS in 2.1.130??

Jamie Lokier (
Mon, 30 Nov 1998 23:35:30 +0000

On Mon, Nov 30, 1998 at 11:25:29AM +0100, Miquel van Smoorenburg wrote:
> Debian Linux has an entry in the policy manual about the locking
> protocol used for mailboxes. It says that all MUAs and MTAs have to
> use NFS safe dotlocking as the locking protocol. So if you use only
> Debian-packaged email software (and/or make sure the stuff you compile
> yourself uses the same locking protocol) you can use NFS-mounted
> mailboxes without any problems, and in fact that is just what we are
> doing.

Does it do fcntl() locking as well, or only dot locking?
I would hate to think Debian could lose mail by virtue of there being
any other distributions or OSes on the same network, e.g. delivering the
mail or running the server.

-- Jamie

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