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Re: ADMIN: New server is being added

From: Jared Still <>
Date: Mon, 28 Aug 2000 11:23:16 -0700 (PDT)
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Way to go Bruce!

Thanks for all your work on this, as is it obviously non-trivial.


On Mon, 28 Aug 2000, Bruce Bergman wrote:

> This is the first in a series of updates regarding the mailing list server
> improvements which are being done at Please read these updates
> as they will contain valuable information about the status of your mailing
> lists.
> == Update #1 ==
> A new main server (hardware) is in place and is currently being used for all
> activity at I've also completed the addition of a faster
> Internet connection (bandwidth). I've modified the ListGuru program
> (software) to make better use of this faster connection, although more work
> remains on the software side. That trio of hardware, bandwidth and software
> is a fairly big part of this upgrade process, so having it done is good
> news.
> You should now start seeing a noticible improvement in turn-around time for
> messages. This isn't the final state, which I expect to get even faster
> yet, but it SHOULD be an improvement for just about everybody. There were
> some glitches this morning which means that some of the early morning
> traffic (around 6-8am PT) might still be getting out, but I'm expecting good
> things today.
> Here are the latest caveats:
> 1) Mailing list digests *ARE* being archived, but they aren't available via
> ListGuru right now. I can make them available on the web via FTP for anyone
> who is interested -- please contact me.
> 2) You may notice some periods of quick response, and other periods of
> status-quo response. This will be the result of me changing things around
> on the server, doing testing, switching out software, etc. Please be
> patient with these speed changes. I'm hoping to get everything settled down
> by next Monday.
> 3) There may be some delays related to me responding to requests for help,
> getting mail through to certain addresses at, etc. If you're
> having a problem and don't get resolution quick enough, please contact me
> here.
> 4) Please refrain from posting messages to the list merely to test out the
> new response time. I know there will be a lot of people who will want to do
> this, but it really makes it difficult for me to gauge load changes on the
> server if I don't have a fairly typical flow of traffic. 30 zillion "just
> testing!" messages won't help me, I promise. ;-)
> Sometime tomorrow I'll make this mailing list available on a web page for
> you to view. You won't be able to DO anything with that page, but you will
> be able to see the most recent traffic. Note that the vast majority of the
> turn-around delays are from us SENDING messages out, not receiving them, so
> if you go to that page, it should be pretty current. I'll also have a
> summary page showing just headers (basically the same as a ListGuru ALLMAIL
> command).
> Reminaing work centers around two efforts: 1) converting the rest of
> ListGuru to use a sendmail server, and 2) optimizing the server for fastest
> throughput on message traffic. I'll keep y'all informed as to progress.
> If you have any questions or concerns, please let me know.
> thanks,
> bruce
> --
> Author: Bruce Bergman
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Jared Still
Certified Oracle DBA and Part Time Perl Evangelist ;-) Regence BlueCross BlueShield of Oregon Received on Mon Aug 28 2000 - 13:23:16 CDT

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