One of our users, who maintains a relatively large mailing list, has
had his subscriber lists truncated by Majordomo at least twice. Needless to
say, this is quite distressing.
I have been told by another list-owner at Netcom that this has happened
to her a number of times as well... from this, I suspect this phenomenon,
is likely to occur when the load on the server the list is running
on peaks, since Netcom machines are cronically overloaded, and the
truncations on our site have occured when we've be dealing with rogue processes
spamming the system.
We are working on a custom solution to this problem, but I thought
I'd raise the issue here, and see if anyone else had experienced it,
or has identified the cause (we added a number of error checks after
the first occurance, but these seem to have been ignored when the
phenomenon repeated itself).
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