As you all know, sendmail, especially as used for mailing list
maintenance, sucks so hard that it has actually caused a worrisome
decrease in the world's atmospheric pressure. Accordingly there is a
need to fork to move to some decent mailing list software. But the
question is: *which* software?
I would lean toward majordomo because everyone already knows how to
sub/unsub/etc from a majordomo list. I don't know anything about
Mailman except (1) it's gnu-pure (2) it looks easier to build.
Maybe Mailman can emulate majordomo's interface?
At any rate, does anyone have thoughts for choosing one over the other?
In other news, I redid the archives for 2001 so that each month has
its own folder. I apologize for the links that that breaks... but it
was just a big old mess. In fact the mbox for "february" (+march+april+...)
was too big to use emacs on. I had to split it using grep, head,
and tail. (BTW are there emacs-like editors out there that DON'T try
to read the whole g.d damned file into memory? What a stupid design.)
What else? Oh, so Rohit has this hosted machine somewhere that I'm
actually working on moving everything to, if for no other reason than
that it's running a modern operating system (Debian Linux 2.2.17),
which means that I can build stuff on it without obscure errors.
(As opposed to xent.com, where bash won't event build without tweaking.)
Unfortunately its DNS story is munged up; it thinks it's
lair.xent.com, but it's not. For now its only true name is
As a transitional plan, I'm thinking of setting up majordomo/mailman
on 126.96.36.199, and changing the fork/fork-noarchive aliases on
xent.com to just forward to the lists on 188.8.131.52. Then at some
point we can change the DNS entries so that 184.108.40.206 really is
xent.com and lair.xent.com.
P.S. I'm planning by default to allowing only members of FoRK to post
to the list -- that alone should cut down on a lot of spam.
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