[K12OSN] How to kill rogue imap-login processes?

Burke Almquist balmquist at mindfirestudios.com
Tue May 9 17:11:35 UTC 2006

I know that outlook/outlook express behave badly in this regard,  
opening a bunch of imap connections and never closing them. There  
might be a config variable for fixing this in the imap server too. I  
just don't remember what it is.

On May 8, 2006, at 6:22 AM, Barry Cisna wrote:

> Hello List,
> Was wondering if anyone might have any ideas on how to kill rogue,
> dovecot imap-login processes on  a server? This is not a big deal  
> but I
> found that our email server by running top has not been restarted  
> in 35
> days, & it does seem just a tad sluggish,as compared to the way it
> usually runs. By running the system monitor/processes GUI it shows
> almost 300 imap-login processes at about 4.5 MB of memory each. I  
> guess
> I've probably just never noticed this before. I'm sure the problem  
> will
> be if someone IS actually logged into the server via Squirrelmail, and
> running a  script to kill these processes I will catch all kinds of  
> ----
> with people saying " the email server kicked me off":(.If I look at  
> cpu
> and memory on this server cpu usage is only 5% and memory has only  
> used
> about half available.
> Possible cron job of some sort ? Don't know how to go about it.
> Using K12LTSP v 4.1.1
> Barry Cisna
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