The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 8.0570. Thursday, 15 May 1997.
Date: Thursday, May 15, 1997
Subject: The LISTSERV Upgrade and Sendmail Problem
It took a few days to figure it out, but the upgrade to LISTSERV 1.8c
with its handy search function was incompatible with the mailer I was
using on the SUN workstation that is SHAKSPER's server. As a result,
there have been really strange happenings going on. Mail that has been
All of the AOL accounts appear not to have received mail since the
upgrade about two weeks ago. Also, mail was not being received at many
other accounts with no pattern that could have assisted us in solving
The other day we came up with a temporary fix to get mail to most of
those who have been cut off. Tomorrow we install the latest version of
Sendmail on the Sun. We will also probably need to recompile and
configure LISTSERV. These are major undertaking. I hope that all will
go smoothly, and SHAKSPER will be back in service after a several hours
hiatus, but I would not count on it.
After I am back in business(whenever that may be), I'll send out another
message with instructions for those who missed out on the past two weeks
of discussions and who did not get the files I send a few days ago.
If you have been the recipient of any of these bizarre mailings or if
you have been receiving two copies of digests since the temporary fix,
your trials should soon be over. Thanks for your patience.
Wish us luck,