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Mail Archive Server Software List A Summary of Available Mail Archive Server Software --------------------------------------------------- by: Piero Serini - piero@free.it $Id: archive_servers,v 2.8 1995/09/14 14:01:21 piero Exp $ (C)Jonathan I. Kamens 1991,1992,1993 - All Rights Reserved (C) Piero Serini 1994,1995 - All Rights Reserved Mail Archive Servers are programs which receive incoming mail messages, interpret them, and take action based on them. For example, two tasks which might be performed by mail servers are handling subscriptions to mailing lists and redistributing messages sent to the lists; and delivering files to users based on incoming requests. This posting focuses, primarily, on mail servers which run under UNIX. For each server listed below, I provide the following information, if known: Name Author Maintainer Latest known version How to get it Implementation language Supported platforms Comments If you can fill any of the blanks or have comments about anything written below, or if you have new servers to add to the list, please let me know. If you would like to ask me to change this posting in some way, the method I appreciate most is for you to actually make the desired modifications to a copy of the posting, and then to send me the modified part or a context diff between my posted version and your modified version. Submitting changes in this way makes dealing with them easier for me and helps to avoid misunder- standings about what you are suggesting. Please send all updates to MAS-FAQ@free.it 0.0 Organization and availability This FAQ is posted monthly, around the 15th, on comp.mail.misc, comp.sources.wanted, comp.answers and news.answers. It is available: - from the above USENET groups - from all the USENET archives - ftp://ftp.free.it/pub/FAQs/archive_servers.gz - ftp://ftp.netcom.com/pub/wu/wuapub/archive_servers/FAQ - http://www.free.it/FAQs/archive_servers.html A context diff file containing the differences between this FAQ and the previous release is posted on comp.mail.misc, comp.sources.wanted and is available from: - ftp://strider.free.it/pub/FAQs/archive_servers.diff.gz - ftp://ftp.netcom.com/pub/wu/wuapub/archive_servers/diffs.Z Many thanks to Larry Alexander and the maintainers of the other ftp sites for their cooperation. This FAQ is NOT reposted if modified, until the next issue date. I will modify the ftp file only. I suggest using ftp to get the latest version of this document. This FAQ consists of four parts: 0.* Organization. (0.1 Copyright) 1.* Software List. 2.* Archivers, what they archive, how to download. 3.* History and Contributors' list. At the end of this file you can also find: - Copyright Notice - Warranty Disclaimer - Publishing Notes 0.1 Copyright This FAQ is Copyright (C) 1991,1992,1993 by Jonathan I. Kamens This FAQ is Copyright (C) 1994,1995 by Piero Serini. All Rights are reserved. Please check the full Copyright notice, Warranty disclaimer and Publishing notes at the end of this document. 1.0 Software List Name: Apple Internet Mail Server (formerly MailShare) Version: 1.0 Author: Glenn Anderson Maintainer: Not currently maintained (but Apple promises to have a supported version soon) Platform: Macintosh How to get it: http://www-abs.apple.com/HomePage/Products/MailServer/ Comments: * (Paul Hoffman <phoffman@proper.com>) Apple Internet Mail Server (AIMS) is a combination SMTP and POP server in a single package. It's small, free, works pretty well, and there is a mailing list that is fairly good at supporting it. If you've ever had to set up sendmail or smail, you'll not be- lieve that setting up AIMS takes all of about 2 minutes. You fill in a couple of fairly descriptive dialog boxes and that's it; in fact, half of the dialog boxes are for the POP side. Of course, it can archive mail messages. You can tell AIMS to save mail into a text file in UNIX mail format, to save each mes- sage as a separate file in a particular directory, to launch an application (through a hacked-up mechanism involving AppleScript and finger daemons), or to explode the message to a list. The current version still has a few nasty crash bugs, but people on the mailing list believe that they are fixable and that what- ever Apple does next will probably be robust. * (from the Apple Web site) Apple has bought MailShare from Glenn Anderson and is supporting it's continued availability on the net. This version of the Apple Internet Mail Server (formerly MailShare) is freeware that is owned but not supported by Apple Computer, Inc. Name: Almanac Version: 1.5.1b Author: Erik Bennett Author: Chris Hansen Maintainer: almanac-admin@oes.orst.edu Implementation language: C (configured with Bourne shell) How to get it: ftp://oes.orst.edu/pub/almanac/almanac-1.5.1b.tar.Z URL: ftp://oes.orst.edu/pub/almanac/almanac-1.5.1b.tar.Z Supported platforms: SunOS, HP/UX, UTek, AIX (RS 6000), most BSD 4.3 Comments: (Chris Hansen <hansenc@oes.orst.edu>) - Requires sendmail and gdbm - Can split files on user-defined size limit - Good user & admin documentation - Has blacklist - Logging (through syslog) and usage utilities - Comes with supplement for automatic mailing list management - Load checking or queuing left to sendmail - Main advantage is configuration table: Maps user commands to shell commands Can have any number of user commands Encoding, Filtering, Compression all configurable - Most other things configurable - Possible disadvantages: Table can get complicated. Good knowledge of shell advised). Name: B-Server Author: Budi Rahardjo <rahardj@ccu.umanitoba.ca> Implementation language: bourne shell How to get it: Get "b-server.shar" from grasp1. Comments: (Dave Shaver <shaver@convex.com>): - Don't need to create system-wide alias (uses sendmail .forward file) - One shell script - Can refuse to provide service to certain people - Has file and request limits - 4 user commands: help, index, send, get Comments: (john.Latala@Waterloo.NCR.COM): - Only does text files Name: Clarkson Author: Michael DeCorte How to get it: Get "archive-server" from CLARKSON. Implementation language: bourne shell, awk Comments: (Tom Fitzgerald <fitz@wang.com>) Advantages: - Most flexible options for archiving, compressing, encoding and slicing result. - Very nice load-limiting. Disadvantages: - Many BSDism's (I tried porting it to SysV without much luck). - Can't return several requested items, one item per mail message. - It insists on packaging up all requests into a single archive, splitting the archive at random points and mailing the result. - Can't store items compressed and have them mailed back to the requestor decompressed. Name: DECWRL Author: Brian Reid. Implementation language: bourne shell, awk, a little bit of C How to get it: - Get "decwrl.shar" from grasp1. - ftp.cs.widener.edu:/pub/src/mail/archive.tar.Z (slightly modified). Comments: (Dave Shaver <shaver@convex.com>) - Written with many shell scripts and a few AWK scripts - Very careful about not overloading server machine (Remember, this used to run on an over-worked VAX.) - Very easy to install; best of the group? - Code is all quite generic - Good at letting person making request know what happened (No black holes for mail.) - Good user-level docs (especially the "help" file) - Very fair queuing system; people can't make "pigs" of themselves - 4 user commands: help, index, send, path Comments: (Tom Fitzgerald <fitz@wang.com>) Advantages: - Simplest. - Very nice load-limiting, can be set up to run only at night. - Easily configurable, and portable to Sys V with a little work. Disadvantages: - All items in archive must be text, and are sent out as-is. No packaging options at all. - Written in sh, may be a heavy system load (when running). Comments: (Chris Siebenmann <cks@hawkwind.utcs.toronto.edu>) We use the DECWRL server for the CA*NET info server; I picked it over the other ones (primarily the Clarkson one) because it was sufficiently small and clear that I could read all the shell scripts and be pretty confidant that it had no surprises and I understood what was going on. One could probably run it out of a .forward file with some work writing at-based frontends, but it prefers to be installed and run with cron and an alias. Name: deliver Version: 2.1, patchlevel 10 Author: Chip Salzenberg <chip@tct.com> How to get it: From the comp.sources.reviewed archives. Implementation language: C Comments: This isn't a full-fledged archive server, it's just a program to reroute incoming mail. Which isn't to say that it can't be used to write an archive server.... Comments: (Brian.Onn@Canada.Sun.COM) I've written our mail based archive server entirely in Deliver shell scripts. It's not as full featured as the other ones, but it can easily be expanded to become that. The beauty of deliver is that it is entirely shell script based. Comments: (Daniel Simmons <simmdan@kenya.isu.edu>) The real beauty of deliver is that it is an extension allowing you to implement mail handling in ANY language: shell scripts, perl, C, awk... haskell if you want and can make it understand environment variables and read/write to stdin/stdout (I don't know haskell well enough to know if this is possible). I have written a very successful mail processing system which installs data files in our local Campus Wide Information System using a single (and fairly short) perl script in conjunction with deliver. One other comment is that deliver is very comparable to procmail but much cleaner/simpler. Name: ftpmail Version: 1.23 Author: Lee McLoughlin <lmjm@doc.ic.ac.uk> How to get it: ftp://src.doc.ic.ac.uk/packages/ftpmail/ftpmail.tar.gz URL: ftp://src.doc.ic.ac.uk/packages/ftpmail/ftpmail.tar.gz Implementation language: perl Supported platforms: SunOS, HP/UX, AIX (RS 6000), BSD 4.3, System 5.4 Comments: - Can use both mail and sendmail to send reponses. - With sendmail can also return MIME multipart responses. - Supports mime, uuencode, atob, user selectable splitting. - Built in logging. - Very easy to install. - Command compatible with ftpmail server at Decwrl. Name: KISS Version: 1.0 Author: T. William Wells <bill@twwells.com> How to get it: - Get "kiss.shar" from grasp1. - Get "misc/kiss.shar" from JASON-ARCHIVE (slightly modified). Implementation language: Bourne shell Comments: (Dave Shaver <shaver@convex.com>) - Simple. 8-) - One shell script, plus a user-supplied program - No batching, quotas, or scheduling. - 5 user commands: help, index, send, path, quit - Good install docs Name: ListProcessor Version: 6.0c Author: Anastasios C. Kotsikonas (tasos@cs.bu.edu) How to get it: - ftp://cs-ftp.bu.edu/pub/listserv/ - Via email to listproc@avs.com with the request: "get listproc listproc6.0c.940712.0.sh". URL: - ftp://cs-ftp.bu.edu/pub/listserv/ Implementation language: C, plus some UNIX-style shell scripts. Supported platforms: UNIX, presumably. Comments: (from the author) This is a system that implements various mailing lists with one list manager. It is automated, and obliterates the need for user intervention and maintenance of multiple aliases of the form "list, list-owner, list-request", etc. There is support provided for public and private hierarchical archives, moderated and non-moderated lists, peer lists, peer servers, private lists, address aliasing, news connec- tions and gateways, mail queueing, digests, list ownership, owner preferences, crash recovery, batch processing, confi- gurable headers, regular expressions, archive searching, and live user connections via TCP/IP. Name: Logix Version: 1.01 Author: Jan-Piet Mens How to get it: Get the posting entitled "Mail-Server Part 01/01" from the alt.sources archives. An improved version (Bill Silvert's -- see his comments below) is available via anonymous ftp from /dfo/net/mail-servers/mail-server.tar.Z on biome.bio.ns.ca. Implementation language: C Comments: (Bill Silvert <silvert@biome.bio.ns.ca>) Changes I have made include support for optional (as opposed to compulsary) uuencoding using the Dumas uuencode, which makes it possible to run uudecode (the Dumas version) on a complete multi-part mail file without editing it first, and improved messages. Name: MailServ Version: 1.4 Author: Dave DeBry <debry@peruvian.cs.utah.edu> How to get it: Get the posting entitled "MailServ 1.4" from the alt.sources archives. Implementation language: C Comments: (from the author) - allows for as many users as you want per list, - users can be mailed to "quietly" (ie: their name won't be found anywhere in the mailing... good for nosy sysadmins at other sites), - has a request server so users can get any files you make available for them, - handles subscribes and unsubscribes without bothering you, - can archive off reflector mailing list posts, - can announce to all list readers when someone subscribes or unsubscribes, - can be set to let people request a list of readers, - does all the digest handling work for you, - can upload (via ftp) each days digest to a given site for archiving, - can backup the userlist to a different disk/area/whatever, - can post a FAQ to USENET periodically, - announces when a message has been taken from USENET, so people don't get that horrible deja vu feeling while reading their mail, - sends you a log of all the day's activities every night, - lets you toggle all of these things for complete customization, - and much, much more! (I should be an announcer for those Remco ads, I know it.) MailServ isn't for the weak at heart. It's not pretty, and I'm releasing it to the net because several people have asked for copies, and I'd like to know what changes are made to it. If you don't know much about UNIX or mail, I wouldn't suggest using MailServ until it gets a little bit nicer. Name: MailShare Version: 1.0b7 Author: Maintainer: How to get it: ftp://ftp.qualcomm.com/quest/mac/servers/MailShare1.0b7.sea.hqx URL: ftp://ftp.qualcomm.com/quest/mac/servers/MailShare1.0b7.sea.hqx Implementation language: Supported platforms: Macintosh Comments: This software has been acquired by Apple. See: Apple Internet Mail Server Name: Mailagent Version: 3.0 Author: Raphael Manfredi <ram@acri.fr> How to get it: mail ram@acri.fr, Subject: Command, Body: @SH mailhelp PATH Comments: (From the README): - This is a mailagent program, and it will take care of all your incoming mail by applying a set of rules: a message can be saved in a folder, left in the main mailbox, posted to a newsgroup, forwarded to other people, split if it is a digest, etc... - There is a mailing list hosted in Japan and set up by Shigeya Suzuki <shigeya@foretune.co.jp>, for discussion about the mailagent package as a whole. It's a good place to ask questions (or answer them) and to send your patches. I will post official patches to the net, as well as to the agent-users list. - I have an automatic patch sender. Send me the following mail: Subject: Command @SH mailhelp PATH and you'll get instructions (PATH stands for YOUR e-mail address) I would recommend you to get all the issued patches before you start making some modifications on this package. Comments: (Edward Feustel <efeustel@ida.org>): - Mailagent has a distribution feature in which mail can request that software be sent. In addition you get a good filtering mechanism for regular mail. Name: Majordomo Version: 1.92 Author: D. Brent Chapman <brent@GreatCircle.COM> Maintainer: John P. Rouillard <rouilj@cs.umb.edu> How to get it: ftp://FTP.GreatCircle.COM:/pub/majordomo/ Also, to get the FAQ send an e-mail message to majordomo@pop.psu.edu, with the line "get file majordomo-faq in the BODY. URL: ftp://FTP.GreatCircle.COM:/pub/majordomo/ Implementation language: Perl and some C Supported platforms: UNIX Comments: (from the author) Majordomo is more of a mailing-list manager than an archive server. It has the concept of an "owner" for each list. The owner of a given list approves certain user "subscribe" and "unsubscribe" commands (the ones that majordomo doesn't automatically approve; for instance, if someone tries to unsubscribe something other than their own email address from a list, majordomo asks for approval). Most list maintenance is done for the owner by majordomo, and the rest can be done by the owner using emailed commands to majordomo; the owner doesn't need an account on the machine majordomo runs on. Name: MReply Version: 1.6 Author: Tor Slettnes <tor@netcom.com> Maintainer: Tor Slettnes <tor@netcom.com> How to get it: - ftp://ftp.netcom.com/pub/tor/mreply/mreply16.tar.Z - E-mail to tor@netcom.com, body: "SEND MREPLY". URL: ftp://ftp.netcom.com/pub/tor/mreply/mreply16.tar.Z Implementation language: C Supported platforms: Unix. Developed under SunOS 4.1.3. Comments: (from the author) * List maintenance via SUBSCRIBE, UNSUBSCRIBE, WHICH, CHANGE, etc. * File server: SEND or receive plaintext or uuencoded files. * Optional ACCESS codes to prevent unauthorized submissions. * Built-in uudecode, uuencode, shar, and splitmail. * Define your own commands in the configuration file. * Let mailer optionally specify his/her own reply address. * A number of built-in functions for flexible configuration. * Automatically separates request mail from regular text. * Filtering/forwarding of mails to user, pipe or mailbox. * Multiple site configurations; server/client or local lookup. * 'Local mode' lets you give commands interactively. * Easy installation; no root privileges needed. * Simple, yet powerful configuration; example: .IF FILE $HOME/lists/your-list CONTAINS :ADDRESS: .AND NOT FILE $HOME/lists/blacklist CONTAINS :ADDRESS: .FORWARD | $HOME/bin/msend -q $HOME/lists/your-list .ENDIF * Comes with sample configuration file and mass-mailer script. * Comes with manual page. For more information, demo's & such, send a HELP request to either my private address or to notgnu-request@netcom.com. Name: NETLIB Author: Jack J. Dongarra, Eric Grosse How to get it: Get "netlib from misc" from NETLIB. Implementation language: C Comments: (Dave Shaver <shaver@convex.com>) - User-level docs a bit rough. Assumes user is quite mail savvy. (Not a fair assumption in my case.) - Catches "pigs" effectively, but no queuing system for requests. - Notices attempted security violations using magic shell characters - Install docs adequate, but not outstanding - Hard to install since site-specific stuff not centralized in a config file. - Has almost no interal documentation (i.e. comments) - Eclectic mix of shell scripts and C programs - Some sections of code very specific to serving libs. Does not generalize well to ASCII files. Comments: Tom Fitzgerald <fitz@wang.com> Advantages: - Arbitrary directories can be made part of archives, archives don't have to all be under a single directory tree. - Written in C, probably imposes the least system load. - Reasonably portable and configurable. Disadvantages: - Really complicated, with inadequate documentation - No queuing or load-balancing. All requested items are sent out immediately regardless of system load. - Poorest at figuring out return addresses. - All items in archive are sent out as-is.No packaging options. (They can be binary, they will be sent out uuencoded). Name: procmail Version: 3.03 Author: Stephen R. van den Berg <berg@pool.informatik.rwth-aachen.de> How to get it: - Get "procmail" from volume 43 of comp.sources.misc archives. - ftp.informatik.rwth-aachen.de: /pub/packages/procmail/procmail.tar.gz - By MIME mail, send To: procmail-request@informatik.rwth-aachen.de Subject: archive get procmail*.tar.gz - By uuencoded (non-MIME) mail, send To: procmail-request@informatik.rwth-aachen.de Subject: archive get procmail*uue.* Implementation language: C, plus some UNIX-style shell scripts. Supported platforms: generic UNIX (or any posix compliant OS) Comments: Procmail is a program to parse incoming mail and sort/invoke other programs based on the results, it can be used as a very reliable frontend to some of the archive servers mentioned here. It includes a utility program called formail, which is particularly intelligent in figuring out return addresses and generating auto-reply headers. Comments: (from the author) Included is an extensive mailinglist/archive server package (based upon procmail/formail). Regarding the archive server part: Advantages: - Easy to install. - Straightforward to operate (one tree, symbolic links allowed). - Numerous others :-), but you'll have to get the FEATURES file from the package. Disadvantages: - Doesn't do special handling for binary files. - Doesn't autosplit large files. - Partly dependent on sendmail, though sufficiently compatible mailers will do. - No load balancing or queueing, relying on sendmail for that. Name: qdms Version: 1.0 Author: Lars Magnusson <lmn@z.amu.se> How to get it: - Get "qdms - a simple mailserver for cramped disks." from the alt.sources archives. - Get a (possibly more up-to-date) version from mailserver@z.amu.se. Implementation language: Bourne shell, requires shell functions Comments: Looks like it has some sort of access control and blacklisting. I Don't know what else. Name: Relcom Version: 1.2 Author: vak@kiae.su (Serge Vakulenko) Maintainer: vak@kiae.su (Serge Vakulenko) How to get it: Send a message to mailserv@kiae.su with "get relcom/unix/ms12.tar.Z" in the body. Implementation language: C Name: RNALIB Version: 2.2 beta-3 Author: Paolo Ventafridda <venta@otello.sublink.org> Author: Marco Lorenzini <marlor@gear.sublink.org> Implementation language: bourne shell How to get it: - Get "rnalib2" from volume 15 of comp.sources.misc archives. - Get "RNALIB 2.2 beta" and "upgrade to beta-3" from alt.sources archive on valhalla.ee.rochester.edu. Comments: - Completely implemented in one bourne shell script plus several data files. - Allows libraries to be all over the filesystem hiearchy (i.e. not in fixed data directory). - Understands a variety of packing formats, and detects binary file automatically (and uuencodes them). - Requires bourne shell with support for functions. - Very poor address parsing. - No queueing. - Has "blacklists" to prevent people from transferring and "whitelists" to allow specific people to tell the server to deliver to third parties. - Detects "hogs" and imposes maximum credit limits. Name: The ServiceMail Toolkit, by Enterprise Integration Technologies Version: v2.0 5-10-93 Author: Jay C. Weber <weber@eitech.com>, et al. Maintainer: servicemail-help@eitech.com How to get it: ftp://eitech.com/svcmail-2.0.tar.Z Implementation language(s): C, Tcl Supported platforms: SunOS, Ultrix, (probably anything that supports Tcl) Comments: (Bob Bagwill <bagwill@swe.ncsl.nist.gov>) - Easy to install (using default installation configuration). - Multimedia Email SHell (MESH) uses MIME message formats. - Services are implemented in Tcl. - Includes subset of listserv functions. - Documentation is skimpy. Comments: (Jay Weber <weber@eitech.com>) - Documentation is better in 2.0 - Includes support for queueing, logging Name: SmartList Version: 3.03 Author: Stephen R. van den Berg <berg@pool.informatik.rwth-aachen.de> How to get it: - Get "SmartList" from volume 43 of comp.sources.misc archives. - ftp.informatik.rwth-aachen.de: /pub/packages/procmail/SmartList.tar.gz - By MIME mail, send To: procmail-request@informatik.rwth-aachen.de Subject: archive get SmartList*.tar.gz - By uuencoded (non-MIME) mail, send To: procmail-request@informatik.rwth-aachen.de Subject: archive get SmartList*uue.* Implementation language: C, plus some UNIX-style shell scripts. Supported platforms: generic UNIX (or any posix compliant OS) Comments: A comprehensive mailinglist/archive server package (based upon procmail/formail). - Easy to install. - An arbitrary number of mailinglists can be managed by any number of individuals per mail (i.e. they do not need an account on the server). - Accepts arbitrary formats for (un)subscribe requests, i.e. people will not need to remember any particular syntax. - Automated handling of bouncing mails. - The mailinglists and archive servers use the INTERNET-standard -request convention for administrative requests. - The archive server fully supports MIME. I.e. arbitrary length files can be retrieved (they automatically become a multipart message), binary files can be retrieved, auto-recognition of the file types (i.e. particularly well suited as a document server). - Limited load balancing, relies mostly on the mail system for that. Name: Squirrel Mail Server Version: 3.1B Author: Johan Vromans <jv@NL.net> How to get it: Send a mail message to <mail-server@NL.net> with contents begin send mail-server end Implementation language: perl Description: (from the author) The Squirrel Mail Server is a mail response program. You can send email to it, and it will try to react sensible to your message. Main purpose of the mail server is to obtain files from a local archive or FTP server, but other functions can be added easily. The Squirrel Mail Server Software is distributed under the terms of the GNU Public Licence. New and improved features in version 3.1: - Transparent (anonymous) FTP interface. You can fetch files from remote FTP servers. Files retrieved are cached locally, so subsequent requests can be honoured from the cache. - Delivery can take place via email or uucp or both. Delivery via UUCP can be made preferred. FTP requests can be restricted to UUCP delivery. - Files can be automatically compressed, and directories can be automatically packed using one of several common methods (e.g. zip, zoo or compressed tar). - Multiple servers can be installed using the same software. - The server can be used interactively, e.g. from a terminal, or via telnet/inetd. - Command parsing and execution is table driven, so it is very easy to extend the mail server functions. - Rewritten and enhanced user documentation and installation docs. Also available in nicely formatted (PostScript) format. A brief survey of old and new features: - All written in perl, hence portable and easily maintainable. Code is readable; useful, plentiful comments. Very extentable and easily modified. - Easy to use and to install. Over 2000 lines of documentation. - Good at letting person making request know what happened. Good "help" reply. - Archives can be split over a number of directories or file systems. - Requests are queued and processed by a separate daemon process (e.g. from cron). This cuts down on the system load. Moreover, you can control when the queue is being run. - Requests can be honoured `as is' (name the file and you'll get it), but the server can also perform directory searches and index file lookup. You need GNU find and locate for the index lookup feature. - While looking for files, the server knows about commonly handled filenames (e.g. ".tar.Z" in "foo.tar.Z") and pseudo-standard version numbering (e.g. "gcc-2.1.tar.Z"). It is quite well possible that a simple request for "emacs" will actually transmit the file "gnu/emacs-18.58/dist/emacs-18.58.tar.Z". - Requests can be encoded using a number of encoding schemes, e.g. uuencode, xxencode, Dumas' uue and btoa. - Requests that are too large to send in one piece are automatically split and transferred in parts. The server provides a smart unpacking program on request, - Parts of requests can be re-transmitted in case of failure. - Requests can designate a directory. In this case the whole directory tree is packed using some popular packing programs (compressed tar, zoo or zip). - Requests can be sent by email, or via uucp. - The server can be asked to return a list of archive entries that match a given request, thus obsoleting the need to transfer huge "ls-lR" type index files to find out whatsitcalled. - All transfers are logged. Maintenance procedures include a reporting tool. Probable future directions: - Automatic (and transparent) downloading of unknown archive entries from other archive servers. - Archive lookup by keyword. - Notifier services (you'll be notified if archive entries are added). - Remote maintenance of the archives. Requirements: - Perl 4.0 patchlevel 36 or later. - GNU find 3.6 or later (only if you want to exploit the index features). - A decent mail system that can deliver mail to a process (sendmail, smail3, or smail2.5 w/ mods). Mailing list: A mailing list exists for sites that are running the Squirrel Mail Server software. You can subscribe by sending a mail to <squirrel-server-request@NL.net>. Name: Tristero Version: 3.1.6 Author: Rhizomatics <jey@cix.compulink.co.uk> Maintainer: Johnson Consulting <dalewj@world.std.com> How to get it: ftp:/world.std.com/pub/JCONSULT/demos/tristero.zip URL: http://www.std.com/~dalewj/tristero.html Supported platforms: Lotus cc:mail Features: (Jeffrey_Burrows <Jeffrey_Burrows@tjhouse.ccmail.compuserve.com>): A cc:mail MLM which provides similiar functionality to the Unix & VMS systems ListServ, ListProc and Majordomo:- Subscriptions dynamic mailing list creation, subscription, renaming remote subscription to cc:mail bulletin boards from cc:mobile or internet addresses handles syntax of all common automatic listservers automatic welcome, farewell, readme messages and file lists built-in user help multiple language support open, closed or hidden mailing lists new list announcement confirmation of posting for all or receipt requested mail Mail Presentation Internet RFC header minimization Colourizing of message text, quotations & RFC Header mail digests at set intervals digest summaries optional message archiving upload and download of archive files indexing and searching of archives public archive Integration access control by user or wildcarded address gateway internet mail to bulletin boards gateway bulletin boards to internet lists proxy command sending to server mailhosts Bypass the 256 address limit of cc:mail mailing lists Handles non-standard mail produced by Link to SMTP send ADE updates to host post office Administration remote list configuration remote command processing and file fetching for superuser hierarchial lists (lists within lists) list moderation detection and breaking of mail loops optional truncation of mammoth posts highly flexible access rights optional password protection message filtering by subject redirection of admin commands missent to mailing-lists 2.0 Archivers, what they archive, how to download Archive Site Instructions ------------------------- CLARKSON: Send mail to "archive-server@sun.soe.clarkson.edu" with "send <what you want>" as the text of the message, e.g. "send archive- server". If you want it to be archived as a shar file, then add a line saying "archiver shar" before the "send" line. You can also use "archiver tar". If you don't specify an archiver, then the files in the request will be separated by "--- cut here ---" lines and you'll have to extract them by hand or write some sort of script to do it. grasp1: Ftp to grasp1.univ-lyon1.fr and look in pub/unix/mail/mail- servers, or use the FTP-by-mail server at ftpmail@grasp1.univ- lyon1.fr, or use an FTP-by-mail server closer to you if there is one. JASON-ARCHIVE: Send mail to "penneyj@slc.com" with a subject line containing the string "jason-archive-request" and a body containing "send <what you want>", e.g. "send misc/kiss.shar". If you want multiple files, you can specify multiple requests on separate lines of the file. NETLIB: Send mail to "netlib@research.att.com" with "send <what you want>", e.g. "send netlib from misc", as the text of the message. UTRECHT: Anonymous ftp to ftp.cs.ruu.nl and look in the directory /pub, or send mail to "mail-server@cs.ruu.nl" with the lines: begin send <filename> end You replace "<filename>" with the file you want to retrieve, e.g. "send UNIX/mailserver.tar.Z". 3.0 History and Contributors This FAQ was originally maintained by Jonathan I. Kamens (jik@security.ov.com). He's now in the need of a subsitute, so I'm taking care of it. Needless to say, most of the work herein is Jonathan's. The following people, in chronological order, provided comments about and corrections to this posting: - John Bazik <jsb@cs.brown.edu> - Stephen R. van den Berg <berg@pool.informatik.rwth-aachen.de> - Warren Burstein <warren@itex.jct.ac.il>, - Nigel Metheringham <nigelm@ohm.york.ac.uk> - Mike Northam <mbn@fpssun.fps.com> - Chip Salzenberg <chip@tct.com> - Serge Vakulenko <vak@kiae.su> - Johan Vromans <jv@NL.net> Tue, 1 Feb 1994 15:26:54 +0100 about Squirrel Mail Server - Edward Feustel <efeustel@ida.org> Wed, 16 Feb 94 10:02:14 EST asking Mailagent 3.0 - Robert Nicholson <robert@steffi.demon.co.uk> Sat, 16 Apr 94 15:21 BST about Procmail - Tor Slettnes <tor@netcom.com> Mon, 18 Apr 94 15:41:51 -0700 about MReply - David Barr <barr@pop.psu.edu> Fri Sep 16 10:36:14 MET DST 1994 about Majordomo - Jeffrey Burrows <Jeffrey_Burrows@tjhouse.ccmail.compuserve.com> Tue, 29 Aug 95 19:17:11 EDT about Tristero - Paul E. 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