5 posts • joined Wednesday 24th October 2007 12:04 GMT
An interesting corolory
Will this sort of FOI issue support public sector employers in coercing employees to give them access to their private email and other communication accounts? What if the employee declares that they only use their business account for business purposes?
Interesting balance between the public's rights under FOI, and the rights of public sector employees to have a private life!
1GHz x 2 cores = 2GHz!
I do like the way they describe the 1GHz dual core chip as "worlds fastest phone with a 2Ghz dual core processor" - special!
I suspect the author was referring to IMAPs general brittleness caused by many clients' assumption (based on the protocol itself) that they can hold an open socket connection to the server and expect to pick it up and use it a little later.
It only takes one dodgy firewall on route loosing track of the IP session for this to break and for the client to get stuck in an ugly cycle of timeouts.
Basically IMAP was designed for a situation where the clients are relatively local to the server and communicating over a well known/controlled network. It does work widearea but it isn't perfect for that use.