Listserv problem over the weekend
|From:||David G. Durand <dgd@...>|
|Date:||Monday, July 17, 2000, 14:57|
Forwarded message from the systems people at Brown.
-- David (just returned from vacation, most email still unread)
>You are receiving this mail because you are the owner of a list
>hosted by listserv.brown.edu.
>The machine that Listserv runs on had a serious hardware failure over
>the weekend. The failure occurred at about 5:45 a.m. on Saturday,
>and we were not able to restore Listserv to normal operation until
>early Monday afternoon. Apart from the downtime, most lists have
>been unaffected by the hardware failure and recovery from it. For
>those lists, processing of commands and postings continued on Monday
>afternoon from where it left off early Saturday morning.
>Unfortunately, problems during the recovery procedure affected a
>small number of lists. During the recovery procedure, Listserv ran
>for a short time using an outdated set of list and archive files.
>That had the following consequences which may affect your list:
>1. Any commands issued to Listserv between approximately 5:45 a.m.
>and 7 p.m. on Saturday were very likely lost and need to be
>re-issued. That includes both commands sent by subscribers to manage
>their subscriptions, and commands sent by list owners to manage
>lists. A command needs to be re-issued even if you received a
>response from Listserv that the command was successful. Also, this
>applies to commands issued via the web interface, as well as via
>2. Any postings submitted between 5:45 a.m. and 7 p.m. on Saturday
>were most likely distributed using an old list of subscribers from
>last March. Also, those posting will not be included in the list
>archive. If only subscribers can post to your list, the
>authorization was based on an old copy of the list.
>3. If you have subscribers who receive digests of your list, they may
>have received a digest with postings from last March.
>4. If any subscribers were required to confirm their subscriptions
>between last March and now, Listserv may have sent them a
>confirmation notice again. Any such notices can be ignored.
>Listserv is running normally now. If you are encountering any
>problems with your list which are not explained by this mail, feel
>free to contact me for help.
David Durand firstname.lastname@example.org \ david@dynamicDiagrams.com
http://cs-people.bu.edu//dgd/ \ Chief Technical Officer
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