> On Wed, 23 Apr 1997, Christopher Knight wrote:
> > We are developing a complex and huge database of all lists on the
> > internet...starting with all Majordomo lists.
Hope you allow listowners a way to opt out of this if they desire.
>I do know
> that there are at least two large lists of mailing lists available on the
Let's not forget Tile.
> Stephanie da Silva has been compiling her list of lists for years.
> There is a nice search engine on the Web at:
Not to toot my own horn or anything, but I just convinced Peter to add
a search engine to the PAML. Nifty thing, it's glimpse-based.
> Such data bases are two edged swords. On the one hand, they make it
> easier for folks to find lists that they are interested in. On the other
> hand, I suspect that most of the swine who forging subscriptions use the
> data from such lists.
Unfortunately, this is true. I was just contacted by a listowner who
had a forge attack on his server which didn't succeed because it used
a typo that was in my database.
I've started getting requests from people not wanting to be listed now
because of spam and abuse and stuff. Not very many, but I find it to be
a disturbing trend.