On 11 Nov 96 at 19:07, Jason L Tibbitts III wrote:
> >>>>> "BC" == Brian Christensen <BCCHRISTENSEN@novell.com> writes:
> BC> [...] finally I changed all the names to 8 characters or less and they
> BC> all worked. Some of the names were cnenet-grpwise, cnenet-inet,
> BC> cnenet-3x. I was quite disappointed that I had to use 8 characters or
> BC> less to get them to work.
> Looking at the name of this mailing list, there is clear evidence that
> there is not generally an eight character limit to the name of the list.
> There may be limitations having to do with your particular mail software,
> but not in Majordomo itself.
Without knowing what specific problems he faced, it could have also
been an old filesystem that limited the file name length. I know
the Minix file system limited names to about 14 or 16 chars;
presumably there are other systems still floating around like this
too. When you tack on extensions like .config and .config.new,
you've got a basic limit on list name length.
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