Re: Speed of the list

J. Philip Miller (phil@wubios.wustl.edu)
Thu, 15 Jan 1998 17:54:00 -0600 (CST)


> I have noticed that it frequently takes 5 to 10 hours for mail to this
> list to be forwarded from the utstat.toronto.edu machine to addresses
> on the list. For example, I enclose some of the headers on the copy I
> received of the recent message from Bruce McCullough
> <BMCCULLO@fcc.gov>. For those not familiar with North American time
> zones, EST is -0500 so the message took nearly six hours to get from
> utstat.toronto.edu to atlas.stat.wisc.edu.
>
> Received: from utstat.toronto.edu (utstat.toronto.edu [128.100.73.1])
> by atlas.stat.wisc.edu (8.8.6/8.8.6) with SMTP id UAA19038
> for <bates@stat.wisc.edu>; Wed, 14 Jan 1998 20:14:19 -0600 (CST)
> Received: by utstat; Wed Jan 14 15:28 EST 1998
>
> Is it worthwhile considering moving the list? One possibility is to
> request that this list be added to those processed at mailbase.ac.uk.
> Those lists include the allstat list, the multilevel list, and
> several more statistics-related lists.
>
In the past I have informally offered to host the list and will hereby
formally offer to host the list. We run Majordomo and have a T3 connection
to the backbone. We currently host the jmp-l stat list and the alzheimer
and aids (sci.med.aids) lists so I am familiar with what the demands of a
large and active list are. Because we run majordomo it would catch a
number of the unsubscribe and other junk from being distributed. It would
also be possible to offer a digest version of the list.

I would appreciate a volunteer to be the owner of the list to take care of the
day to day subscription and other issues, but would be here to provide
necessary technical support backup.

-phil

> I see mail to the mailbase lists being processed within minutes of
> being received. The obvious defect in this suggestion is that the
> majority of the addresses on the list are in North American so this
> could result in a lot of intercontinental mail traffic unless the
> mailers at mailbase are really smart.
> --
> Douglas Bates bates@stat.wisc.edu
> Statistics Department 608/262-2598
> University of Wisconsin - Madison http://www.stat.wisc.edu/~bates/
>

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       Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis MO 63110
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