[Mailman-Users] Anyone ever had a list disapear?

John Viega John at list.org
Thu Mar 11 23:55:24 CET 1999

Really what should happen is that the config.db.last should
automatically be used when config.db is missing, as was originally
intended.  There are bound to be unexpected cases where config.db
disappears...  There's no way to ensure otherwise, so we have to
assume it will happen, and make sure we're tolerant to that fault.


On Thu, Mar 11, 1999 at 04:50:10PM -0500, Chris Barnett wrote:
> The message from John Viega made a lost of sense to me.  I have plenty
> o' disk space though (6+ GB free), but I'm seriously short on available
> ram.  That probably caused the system to choke like he mentioned.
> Anyway, the system will be upgraded to 256 MB of ram this weekend and a
> resend will be going out.  Hopefully the list will stay put.
> Would you like a copy of the logs for a reference?  
> BTW, does Mailman have anytype of cap on bounced addresses from a list??
> We had close to 350 (which we expected, a 15% fail rate was pretty
> acceptable to me considering most of the addresses we have on file are
> several years old).  
> I don't think it's that big of deal, I could care less if this
> particular list dropped off the face of the earth (maybe Mailman is just
> telepathic or something).  But I'm sure some people might freak if their
> list disappears.  Maybe a FAQ item about the config.db.last file might
> help.
> Anyway, let me know if you want logfiles or anything else to help debug.
> Chris B.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Barry A. Warsaw
> To: Chris Barnett
> Cc: 'Mailman-Users at python.org'
> Sent: 3/9/99 7:04 PM
> Subject: Re: [Mailman-Users] Anyone ever had a list disapear?
> >>>>> "CB" == Chris Barnett <Chris at ent.health.ufl.edu> writes:
>     CB> Anyone else had a list disappear?
> Very strange!  I've never seen this happen on the python.org site.
> -Barry
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