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Re: How to run fetchmail as daemon at startup

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.
greg, greg@gregfolkert.net

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