[cryptography] Can we move to a forum, please?
bernie at fantasyfarm.com
Tue Dec 24 22:33:08 EST 2013
On 24 Dec 2013 at 21:43, Peter Todd wrote:
> On Tue, Dec 24, 2013 at 09:39:22PM -0500, Bernie Cosell wrote:
> > [but I would vote strongly for having the list archived online! That
> > makes searches of old threads and most every other 'benefit' of a
> > available while not messing up the ongoing discussion mechanism at
> There's multiple archives of this mailing list, and starting you own
Starting your own isn't helpful for this situation: you can't search for
threads and refereneces that appeared before you joined the list. If
you're a newcomer and you see a 'reply', you can't go back to the head of
the thread to see what they were talking about.
And I know I can archive stuff myself [easily!] via the email list, but
I'd rather not have to store thousands of email messages on the off
chance that some time in the future I might want to dig for something --
I'd really prefer there be a public "master" archive.
[of course within that, the very nice thing is that I can make a "little
archive": just keeping the threads that I really am interested in, or
marking them 'unread' as I archive them to remind me that i need to spend
time looking more closely at them]
> IMO ease of archiving and ease of passing around archives is one of
> biggest strengths of mailing lists.
I agree! But I think there should be at least one "official" one -- that
is, one that is actually tasked with archiving the list and not just a
happenstance archive. For example, right now, I can't connect to
www.mail-archive.com at all. Firefox complains:
Unable to connect
Firefox can't establish a connection to the server at
and I tried to lynx to it from a different server and got
Looking up www.mail-archive.com first
Looking up www.mail-archive.com
Making HTTP connection to www.mail-archive.com
Alert!: Unable to connect to remote host.
So that's not a handy archive. But the first archive you mention is
great -- I didn't know it existed: it should be publicized or something.
I don't know if the RFCs permit it, but could there be a
header? It'd be out of the way but easy to find [and only a click away
in many eamil clients].
[but as a footnote, this one needs a search option -- how would you find
the posts in which we had discussed TDES?
Bernie Cosell Fantasy Farm Fibers
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