Ovanes Manucharyan wrote:
> Thanks for the response. I got one question below...
> On Sun, 04 Jun 2000 06:38:41 -0500 Dan Liston <email@example.com>
> > > Would you also advocate a separate domain for majordomo, i.e.
> > > lists.domain.com?
> > Definately!
> I need to convince my bosses that this is a good idea. Can you give
> me a list of reasons.. I would greatly appreciate it.
1. It becomes more obvious that the addresses are part of a
mailing list system rather than a single human. (identification)
2. A separate machine/server is less likely to have shell users
that can tinker with or hack your server. (security)
3. Tracing and troubleshooting delivery and distribution of
messages is singled out and easier to find. (maintenance)
4. A hardware/software failure is likely to be much less critical
in day to day operation than your main mail server. (support)
5. Less chance of some other software package or system
configuration change will impact the mailing list(s). (operations)
6. It can be done invisibly, by only routing mail to the domain
via your firewall SMTP in server, but that removes reason #1.