Length: 75 minutes
qmail is an outstanding example of a fast, reliable, secure piece of system software---something that is all too rare in this sad, fallen world. By studying how it works, we can learn something about how to make all software better. This talk offers a brief overview of the structure of the qmail system and its principal components, looking briefly at several major design decisions that underlie qmail's success as a safe, efficient, reliable, and secure package.
2001's talk about inodes
2002's talk about the Unix process model
There was no talk in 2003, because I was in Ireland in December.
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