[Mailman-Developers] Virtual Domains Redux (w proposal)
brad at stop.mail-abuse.org
Fri Mar 10 03:33:17 CET 2006
At 9:04 PM -0500 2006-03-09, Bob Puff wrote:
> I think we're drifting here from a logical format. If there is to be shared
> ownership, I think that needs to be done with a different database. It could
> be a nightmare from the admin side if you group things by who wants to own
> what lists, rather than by domain.
Actually, his proposed scheme does make sense for a larger-scale
environment. Indeed, that's the second-most scalable way I know of
to do it. The most scalable would have some sort of side index
system and use good hashing algorithms to avoid having a billion
subdirectories under /usr/local/mailman/lists/com/ and maybe just a
few hundred under /usr/local/mailman/lists/info/.
For smaller environments, you might want a different option.
I think what we really need is some way to guarantee that any of
several different suitable formats could be used, some of which might
be more easily understood at a glance, others which might be more
complex but also more scalable.
Brad Knowles, <brad at stop.mail-abuse.org>
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