Bug 3935 - imap doesn't ignore recursive symbolic links while doing LIST's
imap doesn't ignore recursive symbolic links while doing LIST's
Product: Red Hat Raw Hide
Classification: Retired
Component: imap (Show other bugs)
All Linux
medium Severity medium
: ---
: ---
Assigned To: Cristian Gafton
Depends On:
  Show dependency treegraph
Reported: 1999-07-07 12:06 EDT by Jay Freeman
Modified: 2008-05-01 11:37 EDT (History)
0 users

See Also:
Fixed In Version:
Doc Type: Bug Fix
Doc Text:
Story Points: ---
Clone Of:
Last Closed: 1999-08-27 20:55:32 EDT
Type: ---
Regression: ---
Mount Type: ---
Documentation: ---
Verified Versions:
Category: ---
oVirt Team: ---
RHEL 7.3 requirements from Atomic Host:
Cloudforms Team: ---

Attachments (Terms of Use)

  None (edit)
Description Jay Freeman 1999-07-07 12:06:26 EDT
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 1999-08-27 20:55:59 EDT
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.

Note You need to log in before you can comment on or make changes to this bug.