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- From: rlewis(--nospam--at)techteam.org (Richard Lewis)
- Date: 30 Jul 1997 14:52:12 GMT
In a message dated 97-03-07 12:39:17 EST, Shafat wrote: << Due to tremendous email traffic and growing number of subscribers, I like to remind you all to keep the size of your email to minimum. >> Shafat, I appreciate the existence of this listserv and the communications opportunities it affords us. I also salute you for your pro bono service administering it. Your reminder caused me to wonder if there are some technical considerations that make it desirable to minimize the size of email. It's likely that many subscribers are like me in having little inkling of the operational aspects of the listserv, or of listserv technology. I'd appreciate your reply to these questions: 1. Approximately how many subscribers are there? 50? 100? 500? 1,000? The number of folks who do postings would suggest it is closer to 50. But then occasional postings show up with names that I hadn't seen before, so is there is a large "silent majority" out there? 2. Do more and longer postings increase storage demands? If yes, is it a potentially significant cost issue? I just added a 2.1G, 9 ms, ultra-scsi drive for under $500. Would you venture a guess on how many postings such a drive capacity could hold? For that matter, I'd be interested in learning about the hardware setup and applications programs used for this listserv. Is it on a dedicated server, or is the listserv program just one program running in a multi-tasking environment? 3. Do longer postings measurably increase transmission times? Is a posting 'broadcasted' to subscribers all at once, or is it repeatedly sent out to the list, one subscriber at a time? How long does it take at this time for the listserv to send a posting to all subscribers? Is the total turnaround time a linear function - i.e. if it takes x minutes now, would it take 1.25x when the number of subscribers increase bvy 25%? Thanks in advance for your reply. Frank Lew --- Internet Message Header Follows --- Received: from server1.seaoc.org (bqe.com [184.108.40.206]) by host1.texramp.net (8.8.5/8.8.5) with SMTP id QAA02509 for <rlewis(--nospam--at)techteam.org>; Fri, 7 Mar 1997 16:01:01 -0600 (CST) Received: from emout19.mx.aol.com by server1.seaoc.org (NTList 3.02.10) id ca007776; Fri, 7 Mar 1997 13:13:52 -0800 Received: (from root@localhost) by emout19.mail.aol.com (8.7.6/8.7.3/AOL-2.0.0) id QAA10447 for seaoc(--nospam--at)seaoc.org; Fri, 7 Mar 1997 16:11:51 -0500 (EST) Date: Fri, 7 Mar 1997 16:11:51 -0500 (EST) From: IteUrsi(--nospam--at)aol.com Message-ID: <970307161149_-1372670669(--nospam--at)emout19.mail.aol.com> To: seaoc(--nospam--at)seaoc.org Subject: Re: Message from Shafat Reply-To: seaoc(--nospam--at)seaoc.org Error-To: seaoc-ad(--nospam--at)seaoc.org X-Loop: seaoc(--nospam--at)seaoc.org X-Info: [SEAOC] Owner: seaoc-ad(--nospam--at)seaoc.org X-POP3-Rcpt: seaoc-ad(--nospam--at)seaoc.org X-Sender: seaoc-ad(--nospam--at)seaoc.org Precedence: list X-ListMember: rlewis(--nospam--at)techteam.org [seaoc(--nospam--at)seaoc.org] __________________________________________________ Richard Lewis, P.E. Missionary TECH Team rlewis(--nospam--at)techteam.org The service mission like-minded Christian organizations may turn to for technical assistance and know-how.
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