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Re: Subscriber List Damage

Subject: Re: Subscriber List Damage
From: Michael Thomas
Date: Mon, 30 Jun 2008 15:48:10 -0700
1) Have you brought this up with the mailman folks? I've interacted with
them and they seem like a responsive set of folks. I'm sure that this sort
   of thing would horrify them.
2) 3 years since the last backup? Oi.

      Mike

Glen wrote:
All -

I was asked by the IAOC to post a message to the IETF and SIP lists, to ensure that people were aware that the subscriber lists for the IETF and SIP lists were damaged as a result of an anomaly in TMDA and Mailman that occurred Thursday night.

Basically, TMDA misbehaved, and, in the process, caused Mailman to encounter a transient failure in the reading of its databases for these two lists. As a result, rather than simply holding the mail and retrying it, Mailman decided to discard the current list databases and re-create them from 3-year-old data, for both the IETF and the SIP lists.

*sigh*

No email was lost to the system or the archives; however, some people may have missed some messages, or may still not be resubscribed to the list.

Of course we restored the files from backups; however, we want to make sure that everyone gets the mail they missed, and that everyone is subscribed to these lists who wishes to be subscribed.

So...

If you're reading this message in your email box, you're subscribed to the list identified in the subject line, and all should be okay.

If you're reading this message in the archives, wondering why you're not getting list mail, please take a moment to resubscribe yourself to the list, which should resolve your problem.

And regardless, if you feel you missed any mail, we do have the archives available for your reference.

IETF List Subscription Link:  https://www.ietf.org/mailman/listinfo/ietf
IETF List Archive Link:  http://www.ietf.org/mail-archive/web/ietf/

SIP List Subscription Link:  https://www.ietf.org/mailman/listinfo/sip
SIP List Archive Link:  http://www.ietf.org/mail-archive/web/sip/

We are in the home stretch of getting TMDA removed and replaced on the servers, and I apologize for any inconvenience caused by this issue. Because server problems apparently happen only in the dead of night, you can be sure that we feel any and all pain anyone may be experiencing.

If you need any assistance, please contact the IETF Secretariat, using the links at: http://www.ietf.org/secretariat/

Thank you,
Glen Barney
IT Director
AMS (IETF Secretariat)
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