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Re: nlockmgr and /var/mail over NFS


you may be trying to solve wrong problem. Have you considered using imap
or pop3 instead of nfs for mail access? I am sure mutt and pine support
mail retrieval using aforementioned protocols. I would be surprised if mh
didn't and fetchmail wouldn't help either...

What are the advantages of nfs over the solution I proposed apart from
having to make a change?

On Tue, May 15, 2001 at 10:25:14PM -0400, Ettore Aldrovandi wrote:
 > The setup I'd like to have is to export /var/mail on the obsd box to all
 > the other clients, but in my tests it seems I'm running into locking 
 > problems with the mail folders. I'm testing mutt, pine and mh as mail
 > clients (that's what my users use): on linux clients they all work, with
 > the lockd complaining about receiving garbage. On tru64 clients only mh
 > works and only if /var/mail is chmod 1777. It doesn't if /var/mail is
 > 755. Pine and mutt are stuck waiting for the lock.