Subject: Re: "cannot lock mailbox"...
To: Scott Reynolds <>
From: Jonathan Stone <jonathan@DSG.Stanford.EDU>
List: current-users
Date: 08/22/1997 17:16:10
I wrote:

> However, I'm using an NFS-mounted mailspool between hosts
> running:
>        NetBSD, SunOS, Solaris, Linux, AIX, Ultrix

Oops, Ross Harvey reminds me that I edited out that I use using
bellmail locking (aka dot-locking). This has worked very happily for
me since I Andy Linton (with kibzing from me) hacked in dot-locking
*and* flock/lockf() into binmail for the UIUC sendmail kit, nearly a
decade ago.

The kind of thing I have in mind is an /etc/mail.local.conf, to
override the compiled-in choice of lockstyles and maildrop...