use FreeBSD and majordomo. these run on a wide variety of pc hardware.
i have a 386dx40 w/16mb running majordomo for a few lists as well as
supporting mail for 60+ users and 15k-20k news articles a day.
i have been using FreeBSD since the summer of '92. it just keeps getting
better :) the networking code is robust enough that several internet
service providers have started using FreeBSD as their os of choice.
wcarchive.cdrom.com--the largest anon-ftp site on the net, T-3 connected,
runs FreeBSD with hundreds of simultaneous users and connections.
take a look at http://www.freebsd.org/
On Mon, 26 Jun 1995, Beatrice M Hwong wrote:
> Here's a summary of the replies I've gotten about mailing lists for PC's.
> Majordomo needs Perl which does exist for Windows/DOS, but it also requires
> multi-tasking and coordination with a mailer such as sendmail or mmdf, which
> do not exist on Windows/DOS.
> Instead alternatives were offered such as
> 1) LISTSERV (costs $, offered by LSOFT; email queries to email@example.com)
> is available for Windows NT and Linux and BSD
> 2) MAISER (free, email queries to firstname.lastname@example.org). It works with the Pegasus
> email program and is part of freeware Mercury NetWare-SMTP gateway.
> 3) Novell is coming out with a list manager for their GroupWise line (formerly
> WordPerfect Office), but it is not recommended for groups that want to
> exchange mail with the Internet.
> 4) If you have Linux on the PC, majordomo is freely available.
> Here's a summary of LISTSERV costs. There are various licensing
> schemes dependent on the number of lists and subscribers but the bottom line is:
> Windows NT is $625(graduated) or $1000 (limited, one-time cost) for a minimum corporate license
> BSDi or Linux is $675 for a minimum corporate license
> Except for the limited license and if you want updates and maintenance,
> the cost is yearly.
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