Re: Server down?
Ben Parker (bparker@INTERACCESS.COM)
Tue, 4 Feb 1997 19:36:52 +0000
On Tue, 4 Feb 1997 14:01:49 -0500, "Ron E. Goble"
>I have not received any messages from Scouts-l since Friday.
>Is the system down or did my subscription somehow get stopped?
Whenever you suspect this, it does no good to post this kind of message
to the list. If the server is down (which happens) you will not get a
response, because the server is down. If the server is not down, you
will use up a regular message slot of our limited capacity.
If you want to check it out, and double check your subscription status,
send a COMMAND MESSAGE to the LIST COMMAND ADDRESS: LISTSERV@tcu.edu
one-line msg: QUERY SCOUTS-L
If the server is down, you will get no response. In this case, you need
to check to see if it is your server that is down. Are you getting mail
from others? If not, then the problem is at your end and you need to
contact your service provider for help.
If the server is up, you will get a confirmation of your present status:
> query scouts-l
Subscription options for your_name <your_address@xxx>, list
NOMAIL You have temporarily turned off your subscription and will
not receive any mail from the list
SUBJECTHDR Full (normal) mail headers with list name in message
NOREPRO You do not receive a copy of your own postings
ACK Short e-mail acknowledgement of successfully processed
In this case, you have been SET to nomail, which is why you recieve
nothing. How did this happen? It could be your email box was full, or
your (receiving) server was down and mail from Scouts-L bounced back.
The list owner, having to deal with hundreds of such msgs sets you to
nomail to stop the bounces.
In this case, you send another Command Message to the List Command
Address: (same as above)
one-line msg: SET SCOUTS-L MAIL
This will turn your mail back on.
Ben Parker ............ (Oak Park IL) .......... firstname.lastname@example.org
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City