Subject: Re: Mail and locking
To: None <email@example.com>
From: Perry E. Metzger <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 11/21/1996 15:32:10
> I have noticed that an increasing number of packages (qmail and many pop
> servers) are using flock() to lock the incoming mailboxes before delivering
> new mail or deleting existing mail.
> Currently, most of the mail programs on NetBSD do "dot" locking. Perhaps
> it is time to change this to flock() and friends?
flock doesn't work well over nfs, but dot locking does.
I very much prefer dot locking...