Achim Bohnet wrote:
Due to personal time constrains (and hardware/network reorgan-
ization here) I would like to ask if someone may host the
mhonarc mailing list. (I can continue to serve a public list
"Richard A. Bjorklund" <rbjorklu(_at_)nsf(_dot_)gov> wrote to the Director:
Considering our dependance on mhonarc, is it all right to offer
hosting the list on financenet.gov?
"B. Preston Rich" <brich(_at_)nsf(_dot_)gov> replies:
Sure. As unmoderated.
By unmoderated, he means we will not provide local moderation of
the list. That would be too time intensive. But since the list
isn't currently moderated, that shouldn't be a problem.
And now to answer Earl's questions:
o Do you have the time to respond timely to administrative
requests and list problems?
+ It will be one more addition to the many lists we manage. It
has become appoved tasking.
o If something happens to you (quit job, move, etc ...) that
makes it impossible for you to do you duties as list
administrator, will someone be available to take your place?
+ I am part of a team of five, which collectively bears the
responcibility to manage financenet.gov and govnews.org, as well
as nsf.gov. While I am the one primarily responcible for Fnet
and GovNews, others cover for me when I am sick or on vacation.
In unforseen event that I leave the tasking will remain and the
team would handle it.
o Do you have approval of your superiors (or owners of the
system) to host the mailing list?
+ Yes. It will be part of our official duties.
o What kind of system resources (machine and network) will be
used? Want to make sure the system(s) used can handle the
traffic and is reliable.
+ We run our listprocs from pula.financenet.gov, which is a Sparc
20, running SunOS 4.1.4. We have another Sparc 20 running SunOS
5.5, which is our news exchanger.
o What domain will the mailing list be in? I prefer to have
the list maintened by a non-commercial domain so no implied
endorsements and commercial support can be inferred.
+ The list would be in the financenet.gov domain.
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