On Mon, 30 Aug 1993 16:01:25 EDT "Michael H. Morse" <mmorse @
>> Actually, I'm rather shocked that this imho rather obvious solution
>> hasn't yet been suggested and implemented in the Internet world. Will
>> someone please prove me wrong in some way?!?
>The problem was solved long ago. It's called news.
Actually, news has a much higher turnaround time than DISTRIBUTE and also
uses up a lot more bandwidth for typical mailing lists (100-5000
subscribers), since tens of thousands of sites without a single
subscribers have to relay the messages. Anyway I am not interested in
this discussion. LISTSERV has had a working solution to the problem of
"large" lists since 1987 and I have no interest in being told that the
problem only exists in my mind and/or that everyone should use news
instead. I am sure there is a newsgroup or ten for LISTSERV-bashing, I am
equally sure that it is not gatewayed to the eric @
list, and I like it that way :-)