[Bioperl-l] Speed of bioperl mailing list distribution

Chris Fields cjfields at uiuc.edu
Fri Apr 21 22:05:54 EDT 2006


This problem was mentioned by Daniel Bornman earlier today (the one I sniped
at for repeated posts).  He sent three emails which didn't make it through
until this afternoon.  I originally thought it might be the changeover to
the new server.  However, personally, I haven't seen any problems today,
though I have seen slowdowns before.  A post to the list went through just
fine this morning around the same time that Daniel sent an email to the list
(my post to the list was at 10:27 AM and I received it through the list at
10:34 AM).  It could be a server problem on his end.  If your running into
the same problem it could be coincidence, but it likely is something else.
Bad timing?  

I also made CVS commits which showed up pretty quickly on bioperl-guts-l
yesterday.  

I believe Chris D. mentioned at some point that the mail to the list goes
through virus-checking and a spam-filters so that explains a slight delay,
but not several hours.  

Christopher Fields
Postdoctoral Researcher - Switzer Lab
Dept. of Biochemistry
University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign 


> -----Original Message-----
> From: bioperl-l-bounces at lists.open-bio.org [mailto:bioperl-l-
> bounces at lists.open-bio.org] On Behalf Of Torsten Seemann
> Sent: Friday, April 21, 2006 8:00 PM
> To: bioperl-l at lists.open-bio.org
> Subject: [Bioperl-l] Speed of bioperl mailing list distribution
> 
> Hi,
> 
> I've noticed that we often get repeated posts on the Bioperl lists,
> as well as multiple duplicate responses that are hours apart in post time.
> 
> I just thought I should mention that a post to bioperl-l (or an appearance
> in
> bioperl-guts-l after a CVS commit), from my point of view, can take up to
> 10
> hours to appear, at best 30 minutes. I'm not sure where the delay is but I
> don't think it is at my end (?).
> 
> So a new poster may post multiple times under the assumption that the
> first
> ones didn't work because the didn't appear in a timely fashion (for their
> definition of timely :-). And responders will respond because they haven't
> yet
> received the previous response which already answered the post.
> 
> Just thought I'd mention it - any one else have this problem?
> 
> --
> Torsten Seemann
> Victorian Bioinformatics Consortium, Monash University, Australia
> http://www.vicbioinformatics.com/
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