[Mailman-Users] Problems creating a list

J C Lawrence claw at under.engr.sgi.com
Wed Feb 10 22:57:31 CET 1999

On Wed, 10 Feb 1999 13:48:54 -0800 
Greg Stein<gstein at lyra.org> wrote:

> * Mailman's platform is Unix, AFAIK. I'm unaware of case-sensitive
> mailers for Unix. Are you saying SGI boxes are case-sensitive with
> their mailer?

SGI's current IRIX offerings ship with a recent version of sendmail,
which is default configured to be case insensitive.  I am not aware
of any currently shipping version of Unix which ships with an MUA
configured to be case sensitive (I haven't checked recent versions
of D-UX for instance).  I am aware of older Unix offerings, such as
Intergraph's CLIX (a SysV-ish *nix that ran on Fairchild CLIPPER
based workstations) whose default MTA was configured to be case
__sensitive__.  I have no doubt that there are other older *nix'es
similarly default configured.

Additionally, Sendmail and co _can_ be configured to be case
sensitive under any version of Unix/Linux/etc.  Why a SysAdm might
want to do so is a separate matter -- the fact remains that he can,
he might, and he would not be in violation of any standard practice
or RFC if he did so, and it is possible that he could have very good
reasons for doing so even if I can't think of any now.

Mailman needs to be able to work properly in such environments.

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