[Mailman-Developers] Improving the archives
barry at list.org
Wed Oct 3 04:47:35 CEST 2007
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On Aug 8, 2007, at 1:04 AM, Dale Newfield wrote:
> Jeff Breidenbach wrote:
>> 5.85 million messages
>> That's 0.03% if you count all the messages. It is 0.008% if you
>> discard the top three offenders, all of which I have contacted.
> I'd say that's a strong argument for just using the Message-ID and
> simplifying this tremendously...
> ...Barry, do you disagree?
No, I'm convinced. Apologies for taking so long to respond. The
code in the Mailman 3.0 branch has been updated to use only the
Message-ID. I still think the base32-encoded sha1 hash is a good
user-friendlier option but of course and that archivers should accept
One question: should the angle brackets on the Message-ID be part of
the hash or not? I think they should, or IOW, the entire value of
the Message-ID header is taken as the hash, though they should be
stripped off if using the Message-ID in any kind of archive query.
I'm open to suggestions though... comments?
> (It can still be a base32 encoded SHA hash it to make it less user
The wiki is down at the moment (I have a issue opened on the support
tracker about that). When it comes up, I'll update the page.
Thanks everyone for a very good thread, and especially for Jeff for
doing the analysis on real data.
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