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Section - 3.09 Majordomo [v. 1.92]

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[1/17/94: version 1.93 has been released.  It includes a few bug fixes
including one of a race condition that allowed any user of the system on
which Majordomo was installed to replace any Majordomo-owned file; it also
has some updates to functions like its administrative-message detection.  I
haven't tried the new version, but will update the FAQ later to cover it.]

Majordomo is probably the fastest-growing package out there, certainly in
terms of the number of sites installing it.  Why?  Aside from the general
explosion in mailing lists, Majordomo has the advantages of being free, of a
manageable size and complexity, and written in a language (Perl) that many
feel comfortable with.  Development is active, and it's likely that whatever
gadget you want for it, someone is in the process of writing.  However,
Majordomo has some real performance problems if you're going to run a very
busy MLM (meaning dozens of messages a day, or thousands of subscribers), so
be warned.  (Future versions will address these problems, it is said.)

Source code is at <ftp://ftp.greatcircle.com/pub/majordomo/majordomo.tar.Z>.
You will need a recent version of Perl 4.0 on your system.  Out of the box,
Majordomo assumes you're using Sendmail, but people have made it work with
all sorts of MTA's.

Discuss Majordomo with other users on majordomo-users@greatcircle.com -- to
subscribe, send "subscribe majordomo-users" in the body of a message to
majordomo@greatcircle.com.

David Barr <barr@pop.psu.edu> maintains the Majordomo FAQ.  Get it from his
Majordomo site by sending "get file majordomo-faq" to majordomo@pop.psu.edu,
from comp.mail.misc or news.answers, or from any news.answers archive, for
example <ftp://ftp.uu.net/usenet/news.answers/mail/majordomo-faq>.

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