Re: Speed of the list

William Shannon (shannon@osler.wustl.edu)
Thu, 15 Jan 1998 23:03:48 -0600 (CST)


I think Phil Miller is a good choice. I make a motion we pass the work to
him.

Bill

William D. Shannon, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Biostatistics in Medicine
Washington University School of Medicine
Division of General Medical Sciences
Campus Box 8005, 660 S. Euclid
St. Louis, MO 63110

Phone: 314-454-8356
Fax: 314-454-5113
e-mail: shannon@osler.wustl.edu
web page: http://osler.wustl.edu/~shannon

On Thu, 15 Jan 1998, J. Philip Miller wrote:

> > 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/
> >
>
>
> --
> J. Philip Miller, Professor, Division of Biostatistics, Box 8067
> Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis MO 63110
> phil@wubios.WUstl.edu - (314) 362-3617 [362-2693(FAX)]
> http://www.biostat.wustl.edu/~phil
>
>