[Mailman-Users] setting up mailing list

J C Lawrence claw at kanga.nu
Tue Jun 19 11:05:57 CEST 2001

<Karl removed from distribution list as this would be
distracting/deceptive at his level of expertise>

On Tue, 19 Jun 2001 10:00:40 +0200 
Enriko Groen <enriko.groen at netivity.nl> wrote:

> And yes... it needs to be on continuesly.

Not quite absolutely true (but close).  Given things like ETRN or
UUCP-style mail spooling (there are still a fair few dialups sucking
mail for their domains via UUCP batches under Taylor UUCP) you can
get away with not having a continuously connected system.  

  BTW: UUCP spooling is a *great* technology for the ill-connected
  third world.  You can throw good compression in on the packets,
  minimising connection time and bandwidth, time connections for
  cheapest rates, etc etc etc yada yada and do it all in a manner
  totally transparent to the rest of the 'net and email in
  general.  Its already seeing moderately wide use in Africa
  last I noticed.  Good stuff.  

Of course, not recommended unless you know what are doing, which
also means you wouldn't have asked the questions that lead to this

      ( I must be writing for the sake of the archives and    )
      ( posterity.  Yeah, that's it.  No ego involved at all. )
J C Lawrence                                       claw at kanga.nu
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