[Shorewall-users] shorewall-newbies

Tom Eastep teastep at shorewall.net
Thu Dec 4 07:23:49 PST 2003

On Thu, 2003-12-04 at 03:07, Alex Martin wrote:
> Hello,
> I think shorewall-newbies is useless.
> The reason for a mailing list is that one may follow/use it at their discretion.
> Some benefits of a core list include:
> It is usually archived and searchable.

The newbies list will be both (although archive search at shorewall.net
searches all mailing list archives).

> It demonstrates trends in behavior that are usefull.
> It provides direction for development and documentation.
> One may follow a list for a number of reasons:
> You are moderating.
> You are learning.
> You are staying fresh.
> You are developing.
> You are seeking solutions or help.

You are a masochist.

> By splitting list traffic into multiple lists, most of the above benefits are
> rendered less powerful, and unless necessary, provides additional confusion.
> Of course one can follow many lists, but again most benefits are reduced.
> Unless the traffic of a core list is immense, there is no reason for
> fragmentation.
> The amount of traffic on this list fluctuates, but I think it has never become
> unmanageable.
> So, as long as the shorewall support team adds their two bits, I see
> shorewall-newbies as a complication.
> Go shorewall support team..!..
> (just my two bits)

We'll see how it goes -- we can always collapse back to one list.

Tom Eastep    \ Nothing is foolproof to a sufficiently talented fool
Shoreline,     \ http://shorewall.net
Washington USA  \ teastep at shorewall.net

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