Re: [PARPORT] (Kein Betreff)

Matthias Jim Knopf (
Fri, 12 Mar 1999 15:45:02 +0100 (MET)


On Fri, 12 Mar 1999 wrote:
> There's nothing wrong with majordomo in this regard.
So, it's the writer? I hoped so!

> It's been a problem with mailing lists for many years. I think the
> weekly war over "unsubscribe" messages was the eventual death of the
> old unix-wizards mailing list.

Sorry, but did you mean, that more and more user switch from mailing
lists to web-based lists or what? Maybe I seem to be capable of the
english language, but as I'm no native speaker I still have some
problems with it... ;-)

> Majordomo has some features that attempt to catch and reroute these
> messages - but they make my life that much harder because all sorts
> of genuine messages get redirected to me for approval.
...but it must be possible to just filter messages that contain
"*subscribe" or "auth" in the first line... Actialy most people
only write a "Hi" in the first line... And if Majordomo can't handle
this it must be possible to script it in BASH or write a small C

> I have no good explanation of how some confirmation responses get
> sent back to the list as a whole, except that the subscriber simply
> didn't read the message.

> Considering the number of messages I get from Windows users wanting
> me to replace their lost driver disks, there are a _lot_ of people
> using the web who can't actually read.
btw: Is there an english expression for DAU (a german expression which
stands for "Most-Stupiest-User" ??? ;-) )

> And one other observation: I also run the linux-syquest mailing list.
> It gets about one message a month. Whenever there is a posting, there
> will be an "unsubscribe" message on the list a day later from somebody.
> Then the next day there will be half a dozen "me too" unsubscribes, all
> sent to the list. Monkey see, monkey do.
Nature of chicken is to pass the street - Aristoteles

I am content with the belief that it's the user, not the majerdomo ! :)

btw: I didn't read a reply to my question about the DCAM webcam... are
there no other user who also have this in use? Me, too,
(or "I, too," ???) thought about writing a C program that is now
discussed with the subject "Parallel sniffing idea..." I did a lot of
parallel port programming once under DOS, but have no idea of the
bi-directional concept... Is it realy a problem with the two machines
"driving against each other" ??? I mean: How do normal bi-directional
parport devices handle the direction? May the ppa kernel source give
any hints?

So far, Jim (Matthias Knopf)

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