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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 > >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for a short time using an outdated set of list and archive files.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 >e-mail. > >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. > >Peter
-- _________________________________________ David Durand \ \ Chief Technical Officer Graduate Student no more! \ Dynamic Diagrams --------------------------------------------\ \__________________________