[Mailman-Developers] Administrivia: Move to EZMLM (fwd)

J C Lawrence claw@kanga.nu
Sun, 13 May 2001 23:21:43 -0700

An message interesting for some of the advantages they see in EZMLM
as versus ListServ.  While obviously not the driving forces, the
comments about Precedence: and Sender: headers caught me by

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Date: Sun, 13 May 2001 23:51:27 -0600
From: aleph1@securityfocus.com
To: bugtraq@securityfocus.com
Cc: aris-users@securityfocus.com, bugtraq-es@securityfocus.com,
	bugtraq-jp@securityfocus.com, certification@securityfocus.com,
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	secprog@securityfocus.com, sectools@securityfocus.com,
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Subject: Administrivia: Move to EZMLM

Good day,

  [ I apologize to those that will receive this message multiple times ]

  As undoubtedly you will have noticed by now we experienced some problem
with our mailing lists this past week. In short, LISTSERV finally croaked.
It simply could not handle the load. We hoped to perform the these changes
in a couple of months as part of our upgrade strategy but we were forced
to accelerate our scheduled plans.

  We have moved the mailing lists over to ezmlm-idx. This will require a
little getting used to but it should not be particularly challenging. 
ezmlm-idx offers most of the features LISTSERV does and a few of its own.
Performance wise it should give LISTSERV a good beating.

  To familiarize yourself with ezmlm-idx review the ezman manual at

  If you were using the digest option under LISTSERV you will need
to unsubscribe from the list and resubscribe to the digest. This
can be easily accomplished by sending messages to the 
<list>-unsubscribe@securityfocus.com and 
<list>-digest-subscribe@securityfocus.com addresses.

  Messages that had been received by LISTSERV but not yet processed,
including messages that had become stuck on its queue and appeared
to disappear last week, have been re-injected into the mail system.
List moderators may, or may not, approve them, as appropriate.

  Aside from the speed benefits of ezmlm, messages now include a
Precedence header which should cut down on the number of out-of-office
and similar messages people that post to the list get. This is a feature
L-Soft refused to provide. If you ever post to the list this should
make you very happy.

  People that send messages with strange Sender headers should have
no more problems either. Another quirk of LISTSERV L-Soft did not
believe to be a problem.

  If you have any questions or comments please feel free to contact me.

- -- 
Elias Levy
Si vis pacem, para bellum

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J C Lawrence                                       claw@kanga.nu
---------(*)                          http://www.kanga.nu/~claw/
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