[Mailman-Developers] Extraordinary locking mechanisms...
Tue, 9 May 2000 10:46:51 -0500 (CDT)
> One of the more reasonable and understandable benefits
> of using filesystem locking is when the locks are placed
> in a shared filesystem - a filesystem that is used by
> multiple machines running Mailman. Is this a common
Many people split the Web and email portions of Mailman up,
running each on its own server. That's what I do at mallorn.com,
and here at NCSA we're taking it a step further with four
mail servers and three Web servers (round-robined) all providing
the same functionality. Of course, the glue that holds it all
together is the filesystem (we tried doing Mailman in AFS, but
it was a pain getting our patches to work on new versions... We
ended up having to settle for (ick) NFS).