> Majordomo converts all list names to lower case before they're used to
> reference file names. Email addresses on the Internet are case-insensitive;
> smashing them to lower case is the easist way to ensure consistency.
I beg to differ; email addresses are both.
According to the RFCs:
*hostnames* are defined to be case-insensitive; it doesn't matter if I write
alias.com, Alias.COM, or AlIaS.cOm; they're all equivalent.
*usernames* (anything to the left of the @ symbol) are defined to be
case-sensitive. It is perfectly legal to have ROOT, Root, and root be
different users on the same host.
Now having said that, most Internet systems are running some form of UNIX,
and running one of sendmail, smail, or zmailer; all three treat userids as
case-insensitive (by default; this may be configurable).
C. Harald Koch, Network Analyst | "I think you curdled my Pepsi!"
Alias Research Inc. Toronto, ON |
email@example.com | -Gerry Smit, responding to sickening cuteness