Re: [SI-LIST] : Announcement: Upcoming si-list move

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From: Mike LaBonte (mike@labonte.com)
Date: Tue Jun 05 2001 - 13:25:34 PDT


Ray,

This sounds like good news. Assuming the si-list is becoming an
actual Yahoo Group, we will have other features available, like
a group calendar of events and a place to store files. Will they
let you upload the old messages?

Mike LaBonte

Ray Anderson wrote:
>
> si-list users:
>
> Just a heads up to alert everyone that there will be
> a modification to si-list in the next couple of days.
>
> In the 8 years that si-list has been in existance it
> has grown from an initial cadre of 40 subscriber to today's
> 2000+ subscribers. All this time it has been running on the
> same ancient hardware, a 33MHz Sparc-10 that was rescued from
> the lab scrap heap. The averge daily posting volume of 10-20
> messages multiplied by 2000+ subscribers translates into a
> rather hefty network bandwidth usage on our local lan. In addition,
> there are some mail service architecture changes in the offing here
> locally that will complicate (or break) the mail processing
> in si-list.
>
> To address these issues and more, si-list has found a new
> home. It will be hosted on a yahoogroups.com server. (heavy metal,
> compared to the present sparc-10 platform).
>
> What it will mean:
>
> 1) A new address to send list messages to. (messages sent to the
> old address will be forwarded to the new one though).
>
> 2) More control for the users with regards to subscribing,
> unsubscribing, and changing from separate message or digest
> format. (you can even elect not to receive mail and just
> read it on a web site).
>
> 3) Message traffic will be archived instantly instead of every
> few weeks when I get around to it :) (and the archived messages
> will be searchable)
>
> 4) Users will be able to post files to the web site for download
> by others.
>
> 5) More effective spam filtering.
>
> 6) The server will be professionaly maintained, and the user list
> and archives will be backed up regularly by the server sys-admins.
>
> 7) and much, much more........
>
> What you need to do:
> --------------------
>
>
> NOTHING. (the list database will be transferred in bulk to
> the new server. No need to individually resubscribe.)
>
> When will it happen:
> --------------------
>
> Sometime this week hopefully when the subscriber database
> transfer is accomplished.
>
> When the database is transferred, a message will be sent out
> with info on the new address as well as the new subscribe,
> unsubscribe procedures and access info for the web site.
>
>
>
>
> The past list archives will continue to be accessible at their
> present location at http://www.qsl.net/wb6tpu . All traffic
> generated after the move is accomplished will be archived at the
> new web site.
>
> I'll continue to be the list maintainer.
> If you have questions, send them direct to me at raymond.anderson@sun.com
>
> Ray Anderson
> si-list admin
>
> Staff SI Engineer
> Sun Microsystems Inc.
>
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