delorie.com/archives/browse.cgi   search  
Mail Archives: djgpp/1994/01/27/01:49:07

From: <peprbv AT cfa0 DOT harvard DOT edu> (Bob Babcock)
Subject: Re: Unbelievable!
Organization: Kaleida Labs, Inc.
References: <9401270112 DOT AA12706 AT shako DOT sk DOT tsukuba DOT ac DOT jp>
Reply-To: babcock AT cfa DOT harvard DOT edu
Originator: daemon AT talisman DOT kaleida DOT com
Date: 27 Jan 94 02:40:19 GMT
To: djgpp AT sun DOT soe DOT clarkson DOT edu
Reply-To: djgpp AT sun DOT soe DOT clarkson DOT edu

> Is there a reasonable way to check for the list being down...
> I have in mind something like checking the date on
> the archive in sun.soe.clarkson.edu:/pub/msdos/djgpp.

That's exactly what I did before sending a report to djgpp-request.  The
above directory contains the archives of the djgpp and djgpp-announce lists.
One expects at least a few unsubscribe messages to come through every day, so
if the time stamp on the list archives is even a day behind current time, and
it isn't Christmas vacation or something, there's probably something wrong.
Apparently the listserve software is so fragile that it can be killed by
a subscription request.

- Raw text -


  webmaster     delorie software   privacy  
  Copyright 2019   by DJ Delorie     Updated Jul 2019