Re: Digest Not Functioning??
Glenn Darwin (gdarwin@IGLOU.COM)
Mon, 1 Jul 1996 23:07:44 -0400
Patty Birgel wrote:
> >Hey Folks...hate to ask again. But is it just me, or does the digest
> go out on weekends anymore?
I have been seeing messages like this on multiple discussion lists I
I have been on the Internet for two years now. I have seen response
times go from minutes to seconds and back to minutes. The Internet is a
very powerful medium for information and communications, BUT at times it
can be very fragile. Let me tell you, I blasted my ISP for slow
response times and slow mail. Here is the lesson they taught me...
Let me use this post as an example. This e-mail went through EIGHT
servers before it arrived in my mailbox at IgLou. That makes 8
potential places for your e-mail to be held up because of a server being
overloaded. Take for instance Bowman's postings being sent out a month
after he sent them. I don't think anyone will ever figure that one out,
but this is the kind of "stuff" that happens. I have seen people
complain about not receiving posts, when I have been receiving them all
day, THEN they send another post stating that they are finally coming
Think about the times you bail out of loading a page that is not being
sent to your browser fast enough. The same set of servers and
routers send these pages out also.
Patty, I am not blasting you, I guess I have seen enough of these that I
felt it was time to put my $.02. Your posting arrived in my e-mail 4
minutes after the SCOUTS-L sent it out! Contact your ISP, forward a
SCOUTS-L post to them to let them see where and how it was routed to
your mail box. They might be able to find the bottle neck that is
causing your mail to take days to get to you.
Glenn Darwin WB4NPP NT Systems Administation
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