|Summary:||imap doesn't ignore recursive symbolic links while doing LIST's|
|Product:||[Retired] Red Hat Raw Hide||Reporter:||Jay Freeman <saurik>|
|Component:||imap||Assignee:||Cristian Gafton <gafton>|
|Status:||CLOSED WORKSFORME||QA Contact:|
|Fixed In Version:||Doc Type:||Bug Fix|
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|Last Closed:||1999-08-28 00:55:32 UTC||Type:||---|
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Description Jay Freeman 1999-07-07 16:06:26 UTC
If you do your standard LIST "" * command when you have recursive symbolic links (which is actually common since gnome likes to have the link ".gnome-desktop/Home directory/" which points back to the home directory, which of course has a .gnome-desktop in it...) imap continues iterating deeper and deeper on a never ending quest to list ALL the directories. I noticed this when I was trying to setup Outlook 2000 to use IMAP (although this should occur in other versions as well, just never used them for IMAP before) and requested a list of folders.
Comment 1 Cristian Gafton 1999-08-28 00:55:59 UTC
On my system imapd iterates over the recursive symlinks and outputs them all until each dir listed reaches a size of PATH_MAX. It certainly does not hang. It is unclear to me if IMAP should really handle this case - I would recommend asking the maintainers about a feature like this.