On Fri, May 02, 2003 at 01:10:16PM -0400, Joey Hess wrote: > Maarten van der Hoef wrote: > > Every day I see multiple replies with the same suggestions just because > > the repliers weren't able to see the latest reply. As hardware costs about null > > these days, I wouldn't know any other bottleneck (bandwidth, nehh ). > > So what's the problem with this list ? > > > > Don't get me wrong, I'm very happy with this list, just curious about it's > > big latency. > > The latency on the debian lists is typically measured in minutes, but > sometimes we get these big spikes. What's really weird about debian list latency is that the mail server itself doesn't seem sluggish; I'll wathc the logs and messages to the list(s) are accepted in a reasonable period of time. Messages to "firstname.lastname@example.org" (the "MajorSmart" thing) are turned around in seconds even when I may not see my post to (say) debian-user for several minutes. It's very odd. -- Nathan Norman - Incanus Networking mailto:email@example.com Never tell people how to do things. Tell them WHAT to do and they will surprise you with their ingenuity. -- Gen. George S. Patton, Jr.
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