Thank you for your responses. I am certainly aware of egroups.com, as
I host a list there, and a good friend of mine is one of their
architects. I asked about hosting it at ietf.org only to establish
wether this was or was not accepted procedure.
The rational for *not* allowing this sounds perfectly reasonable to
Just for future reference -- if a WG is formed, what is the usual
procedure regarding pre-existing mailing lists? Does the WG continue
using the original list? Are archives transferred? Or just linked
with an href?
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----- Original Message -----
From: Lloyd Wood <l(_dot_)wood(_at_)eim(_dot_)surrey(_dot_)ac(_dot_)uk>
To: Thomas Narten <narten(_at_)raleigh(_dot_)ibm(_dot_)com>
Cc: Kaelin Colclasure <kaelin(_at_)everest(_dot_)com>;
Sent: Tuesday, February 01, 2000 3:19 PM
Subject: Re: Mailing list for forming WG?
On Tue, 1 Feb 2000, Thomas Narten wrote:
I apologize if this information is available elsewhere, but I was
wondering if the Majordomo at ietf.org is a resource available for
hosting mailing lists for discussions which aspire to be an IETF
The main problem with this is that not all mailing lists ever become
WGs. We'd be potentially opening up the floodgates to anyone who wants
a mailing list. I doubt that the secretariate has the resources for
Also, some might say that if an effort can't garner sufficient
interest for someone to be willing to host a mailing list, that is an
indication of lack of support for the topic.
Then they've not been paying attention lately. A couple of services
that spring to mind for setting up mailing lists are:
The effort and level of knowledge required to set up a mailing list is
pretty minimal these days.