Subject: Re: Mail and locking
To: None <>
From: Perry E. Metzger <>
List: current-users
Date: 11/21/1996 15:32:10 writes:
> 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...