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Re: mail delivery time on nanog-l (was Re: Die thread,DIE!)

  • From: Brad Knowles
  • Date: Wed Aug 21 19:43:17 2002

At 12:09 AM +0200 2002/08/22, Mikael Abrahamsson wrote:

 I guess that if mail sent to the nanog list wouldnt take 5-60 minutes to
 get delivered to all people on the list, people would sooner see that
 someone else has actually answered the email in question, and wont answer
 themselves.
Show me the headers that demonstrate these delays. On the message I am responding to, I see an end-to-end delay of just a few minutes, and that amount of time could easily be accounted for by your clock being slightly off from mine.

 I remember this being discussed earlier, is there any perticular reason
 why this hasnt been fixed? If nanog-l is supposed to be a list for
 operational purposes, doesnt that require speedy delivery in a lot of
 cases?
For more details on the issues involved, read the following:

Author: Rob Kolstad
Title: Tuning Sendmail for Large Mailing Lists
Pages: 195
Publisher: USENIX
Proceedings: Eleventh Systems Administration Conference (LISA '97)
Date: October 26-31, 1997
Location: San Diego, California
Institution: Berkeley Software Design, Inc.


Author: Strata Rose Chalup
Author: Christine Hogan
Author: Greg Kulosa
Author: Bryan McDonald
Author: Bryan Stansell
Title: Drinking from the Fire(walls) Hose: Another Approach to Very Large Mailing Lists
Pages: 317
Publisher: USENIX
Proceedings: Twelfth Systems Administration Conference (LISA '98)
Date: December 6-11, 1998
Location: Boston, Massachusetts
Institution: Global Networking and Computing, Inc.

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