[Linux-aus] LA list errors

Russell Coker russell at coker.com.au
Tue Apr 18 20:01:36 AEST 2017

On Tue, 18 Apr 2017 07:42:15 PM David Bell wrote:
> Sorry, I didn't actually receive the original email as mentioned.

This is the problem that needs to be fixed.

> The LCA lists are actually administered by the teams (I know this, because
> I administered the list for LCA2016, but I do not administer the lists for
> LA).

Which team administers this list and how do we get them to fix it?

> I think it's​ highly optimistic that you expect all other systems adhere to
> all the standards for SMTP correctly, as per the various RFCs, and I wish
> you luck on this endeavour. Because I deal with a lot of weird mail
> systems, and none of yhe standards are sacred.

There is no reason why the LA server should be one of the weird systems.  I 
don't think it's optimistic to expect that the responsible people will fix 
their problem.  I have got them to fix other problems with the LA servers like 
the one that stopped people using SPF from sending mail to the LA council.

At the same time as sending the first message on this topic I sent an email to 
an NSA employee about getting their list server (which also runs Mailman) 
fixed.  It will be interesting to see if a large and beurocratic organisation 
can fix their mail server faster than LA.

If it doesn't work this time I'll just wait a year and start the discussion 

> On 18 Apr. 2017 19:12, "Russell Coker" <russell at coker.com.au> wrote:
> > On Tue, 18 Apr 2017 07:05:01 PM David Bell wrote:
> > > Correct me if I'm wrong, but wouldn't the fact thay Gmail users didn't
> > > receive the original email in this thread (and only that email, I've
> > 
> > never
> > 
> > > noticed other missed messages) suggest the issue might be with the
> > 
> > original
> > 
> > > sender's configuration?
> > 
> > No.  Please read the links in my original message and also do some
> > background
> > reading on DKIM.  The problem is with the list server.  It is easy to
> > fix.  It
> > has been fixed on other list servers including the LCA chat list that was
> > run
> > with Linux Australia resources.
> > 
> > The people who run this list have fixed the problem on the LCA chat list.
> > 
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