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Re: [Nmh-workers] inc, slocal, procmail, ...

From: Bill Wohler
Subject: Re: [Nmh-workers] inc, slocal, procmail, ...
Date: Sun, 20 Jan 2013 16:27:48 -0800
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chad <address@hidden> writes:

> On 08 Jan 2013, at 11:30, Ken Hornstein <address@hidden> wrote:
>>> One thing to keep in mind when thinking about that line is that inc is
>>> typically synchronous, where our use of fetchmail/procmail (or whatever)
>>> is asynchronous. By the time we step up to MH, everything is already in
>>> a folder or in the local maildrop ready for +inbox (or already in
>>> +inbox). I don't want to have to wait for inc to go to my remote server.
>> I just timed inc ... to go to my POP server, which included Kerberos
>> authentication (4 extra round trips), download a small test message
>> (session was encrypted), write it out (to a network filesystem, no less),
>> and exit, it took:
>>        0.04 real         0.01 user         0.00 sys
>> Are you really THAT impatient, Bill? :-)  Ok, fine ... going across the
>> global internet for all that will be a lot worse.  But most of the time
>> I never notice it unless there's a problem.

Heh heh. That's pretty impressive.

> Bill has been known to use a satellite modem from a boat in the Pacific, so
> he might care about network latency more than most. :-)

:-). We just spent a week on a boat in the Caribbean (diving on the
Cayman Islands) and wireless Internet was expected. Not so just ten
years ago. But these days my network latency isn't that bad.

> Is there still interest in offline IMAP support for NMH? That was eventually
> a killer for me.
> ~Chad
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