in Release_7.7_team
Re: Minutes from release-team, 7/21
daemon@ATHENA.MIT.EDU (andrew m. boardman)
Fri Jul 24 15:23:08 2009
To: Jonathan Reed <jdreed@MIT.EDU>
In-Reply-To: Your message of "Tue, 21 Jul 2009 15:32:11 EDT."
Date: Fri, 24 Jul 2009 15:22:55 -0400
From: "andrew m. boardman" <amb@MIT.EDU>
> We need an Athena 9 patch release. 'from' and 'mailquota' will be
> removed from the dotfiles on Athena 9 and replaced with text informing
> the users that they will no longer receive these messages at login.
I've asked for, and netops has made, a change to their firewall config
such that connections to port 143 of imap.exchange.mit.edu now get
refused instead of just having the packets dropped, so things like "from"
and "mailquota" get an immediate failure instead of a long delay.
I'm assuming we still want a patch release with the client wrappers, but
in the short-term the user experience isn't quite as bad. (I'd prefer a
more general patch release to cover other accumulated bugs, but I'm not
sure there's management buy-in for same.)