[Mailman-Developers] Huge lists
J C Lawrence
Tue, 23 May 2000 17:07:53 -0700
On Wed, 24 May 2000 08:52:50 +0900
Peter Evans <email@example.com> wrote:
> J C Lawrence (firstname.lastname@example.org) wrote:
>> I'll provisionally offer, ohh, two blocks, one of 5K addresses
>> and another of 1K. Setup for the addresses will be as aliases
>> piping directly to /dev/null.
> @some.dom.ain /dev/null
> any number of addresses, almost instantly, postfix and sendmail
> have this functionality.
Yeah, I know. The numbers above are just wild-arse-guesses as to
the resources I want to commit, both in local system and bandwidth,
and relying on Barry's sense of fair play in not abusing the
donation (I have other things I use both boxes and their bandwidth
for that I want to keep on doing).
> of course, you have to be careful to balance the bits in your mail
> or /dev/null could become charged with too many 1's.
If you have an older SunOS box you don't cre about try this:
$ /dev/zero | /dev/null
The kernel would realise that the pipe never needed to enter user
space and would optimise it totally into kernel space, removing it
from being a proper schedulable entry. Voila! Instant dead system.
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