From: Rick McGowan (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Tue May 04 2004 - 14:32:41 CDT
Since Peter Kirk wrote, on the Unicode list, I'll CC the list.
Peter Kirk wrote:
> I sent several messages to the list between 16:20 and 16:30 GMT
> which were simply lost.
You are wrong. They were not lost -- at least not on this server. Check
the archives. (OK, I've had some config trouble with bringing up the new
real-time archives, but your messages are there, and you can check them. I
can't guarantee that everything that left *your* machine arrived here, but
everything that arrived here is in the archives.)
I am certain that everything which *arrived* at the Unicode.org server was
*delivered* into the mail list process. (What happens after stuff leaves
this machine for downstream delivery is someone else's problem.)
> These were therefore sent some time before the
> announced time of the list being closed down - timing which I chose
> deliberately. This is not an acceptable way to manage a list server.
Thank you for your concern, but, I know what I'm doing. Everything was
properly shut down and the outgoing queue drained appropriately.
> You should refuse to accept messages which you are unable to
> deliver so that they are queued for retransmission when the server
> comes up again.
If you want to talk about how the lists are managed, please don't do it on
this list. It's off-topic. Anyway, there was nothing to queue for
re-transmission. Incoming mail acceptance was turned off at an appropriate
juncture, and the outbound queue allowed to drain.
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