I just setup a majordomo list for a local weather Email Alert system, and
need some tips.
I need more speed! The list's objective is this: To get the alert out
to all the subscribers in record speed. Actual subscribers cannot post
to the list, so it's just a distribution list really.
Currently I am running majordomo with a custom perl program written for
me by a friend called "splitlist" but it's still too slow. (splitlist
takes the subscriber lists, alphabetizes by reverse domain, and spawns
off multiple parallel sendmail processes). It is way faster than
majordomo alone, but still not enough.
Is majordomo the way to go with this, or should I look into something
like listserv? Oh, the mailing list must run on an already heavily
loaded server which is usually straining to handle all the web traffic
being generated by the bad weather (people looking at my online doppler
If the weather warning expires at 3:30pm, and a subscriber doesn't
receive it until 4:30pm, they tend to get irrate. ;)
Computer System Manager
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