Re: How to run fetchmail as daemon at startup
On Thu, 22 Mar 2007 20:32:55 -0400
Greg Folkert <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> On Thu, 2007-03-22 at 23:26 +0100, Jochen Schulz wrote:
> > Ron Johnson:
> > > On 03/22/07 09:39, Jochen Schulz wrote:
> > >>
> > >> If your /etc/fetchmailrc is empty anyway, you can edit
> > >> /etc/default/fetchmail to disable the system-wide fetchmail daemon
> > >> altogether. This solution has the advantage, that every user can manage
> > >> his/her own POP accounts (without the admin knowing their passwords),
> > >> but the disadvantage is that you have a fetchmail process for every
> > >> user.
> > >
> > > Are you talking about having a fetchmail daemon for *each* user?
> > Yes. On most peoples' systems there's only a fistful of anyway.
> You are fooling yourself. Run them a one shot cronjob set to run every
> 10-30 minutes. Much better use of resources on the machine.
> As I have said before, fetchmail WILL die or hang on you, when run in
> daemon mode.
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