[time-nuts] This list

Poul-Henning Kamp phk at phk.freebsd.dk
Wed Jul 20 06:41:02 EDT 2005

In message <42DD2C54.7020602 at onetel.net>, David Kirkby writes:
>Joseph Gray wrote:
>> I have noticed that this list seems to send emails out of sequence. I 
>> have seen other instances of this, but the two messages I just sent in 
>> response to the HP 5060A query arrived in reverse order and show time 
>> stamps 30 minutes apart. I sent my replies to the list about one minute 
>> apart.
>> Maybe the list server needs a new Rolex?
>This problem seems to hit a lot of mailing lists. It could be a problem 
>with Mailman (which most use), but I doubt it. I think it is just the 
>way mail gets sent around the internet.
>All sensible systems will use UNIX and sendmail

Actually, that is not the case.

Postfix is far superior to sendmail when it comes to maillists.

At one point when sendmail was reenabled by accident in the FreeBSD
mailsystem, it got four hours behind in 15 minutes.

Poul-Henning Kamp       | UNIX since Zilog Zeus 3.20
phk at FreeBSD.ORG         | TCP/IP since RFC 956
FreeBSD committer       | BSD since 4.3-tahoe    
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