On Mon, 15 Jun 1998, Chuq Von Rospach wrote:
: > When Chuq says it wasn't
: > designed without feedback from the key players, what key players does he
: > have in mind here?
: To my knowledge, the ListServ folks had never heard of the RFC. Neither
: have the majordomo people. I don't know about the ListProc people (but
: I don't care, either... grin). But between ListServ and Majordomo,
: that's probably about 90-95% of the extant mail servers out there.
And LISTSERV has, as the Lsoft rep who chimed in noted, been delivering
mailing lists for over 15 years - dating back to the glory days of BITNET.
Majordomo doesn't even go half as far. LISTSERV implements a human at
-request, and Majordomo a machine. Talk about botched RFCs, especially
trying to standardize something already so contrasting in practice....
What do I do? I implement a MLM at -request, which is supposedly what the
RFC says. Not because I want to, but because the software (petidomo) is
hardwired that way. I'm writing my own list manager now because I've yet to
see someone Do It Right, for free, in a language other than the
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