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Re: Future: fhs 2.3 compliance for fc3



On Thu, 2004-04-01 at 13:28 -0700, Stephen Smoogen wrote:
> On Thu, 2004-04-01 at 12:56, Havoc Pennington wrote:
> > > Ditto /var/spool.
> > 
> > IMAP and remote smtp server, or something along those lines. Print
> > servers.
> > 
> > You could have "writable /var" as a possible configuration, too.
>
> You can get away with most of that except when the CxO box dies while an
> email was being sent and its gone. Murphy seems to strike on this one
> more than statistically should be possible...

If you're doing direct SMTP, then having a writable /var doesn't help in
this case, either.  Hopefully your mail client saves to a file (which
would be in the home dir) and then does the smtp transaction, removing
the file from the home dir after that succeeds.  

Jeremy



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