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Section - 3.13 Smof Listserver for DOS/KA9Q. [v. 05l]

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Tim Illingworth has fit a surprising number of features into this package,
which is still in beta test: besides the standard subscribe and unsubscribe
commands, it also supports moderated lists, digests, and "get" and "index"
file server functions with limited searching abilities.  There is no support
for detecting mailing loops or administrative messages sent to the list.  The
package runs on DOS, a plus if you don't want to learn a new OS -- though
setting up KA9Q may be a rude shock if you're new to it.  There are some very
rough spots due to its dependence on DOS and KA9Q -- for example, in this
version, subscribe and unsubscribe commands cause the program to exit KA9Q
(closing down all network services), run an alias-updater from DOS, and then
return to KA9Q.  This is a consequence of Smof's design for a dial-up,
pay-by-the-minute IP environment.

Because the package is still in beta test, Tim is distributing it for free.
He writes that when he is satisfied with it, he will release it as shareware,
probably for US$30.

Get the latest version at <ftp://ftp.demon.co.uk/pub/ibmpc/listutils/>.

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