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

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From: S. Weir (weirsp@atdial.net)
Date: Tue Jun 05 2001 - 14:34:15 PDT


Ray,
    * Thanks for all the hard work maintaining this forum.
Regards,

Steve.
At 12:40 PM 6/5/01 -0700, you 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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