Community update

Joel Newkirk freerunner at
Sat Sep 20 23:09:45 CEST 2008

On Mon, 15 Sep 2008 11:28:33 +0200, Minh Ha Duong <haduong at>
> Hi all, and especially Michael,
>   Here is a list of topics, if someone wants to check for ommisions , add

> Most discussed bugs:

> - Repeated messages on the mailing lists

I don't think that item really belongs - it's not related to a bug in the
software or hardware at all, but rather to complaints about mailing list
server.  I think it's appropriate to filter out off-topic threads from a
wiki-ized list summary, or at least stuff them in their own category such
as 'off-topic discussions'.

(aside: I'd be more than willing to work with the mailserver admin toward a
resolution of this issue, which is guaranteed to get worse until the
mailinglists are unusable unless it is addressed in some fashion. I've
built and administered load-balanced clusters of ISP mailservers handling
up to a million SMTP connections a day, so I've some idea what I'm doing in
this regard - first suggestion is to look at Exim's smtp_accept_max setting
vs system resource usage, it's better to defer incoming mail than to let it
time-out in an indeterminate state)


PS - sorry for the 'delayed response' effect, but I hadn't read this post
when it first went out...

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