Some of you are aware that I am a telecommuter who lives in a Midwestern venue which shall remain nameless for my own privacy :) Well--regardless of that, I spent a LOT of time in Landover during 1996 and 1997 (somewhere in the neighborhood of 12 or 13 weeks total), including during the Blizzard of 1996--and just "because", I want to thank the management and staff of the Courtyard by Mariott-New Carrollton for their unflagging courtesy and hospitality, particularly Guest Services Manager Lisa Hooper and the kitchen and serving staff in the restaurant. My only unfulfilled request was for more cable channels. I also want to thank the L-Soft staff in the Landover office for putting up with me and arranging their schedules so that we could get the work I came to do done in a timely manner. And next time I'll rent a car that doesn't break down on the way to the Christmas party. (Postscript: This time (1998) I made it--Russ was driving:)
Finally, I swear to you all that the next version of this manual will have section numbers in the footers and a decent index.
Since the beginning of this revision process some 25 months ago, several of the above-named L-Soft staff have moved on to (one assumes) bigger and better things. I wish them well in their new endeavors.
Again, I know I've missed people who helped; but you know who you are and you know I appreciate your input. Until next time!
--Nathan Brindle (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Revisions:Note carefully that these revision notes are cumulative. For instance, if a revision note says that chapter x was renumbered to chapter y, or that a change was made to chapter y, and a later revision note says that chapter y was moved to another manual, obviously the later revision supersedes the earlier one (which is nonetheless retained for reference). So before complaining that you can't find a certain revision in the manual, please read the entire list of revisions to make sure something else didn't change in the meantime :) Revision notes from the release of the 1.8d manual through the beta stages will be removed when the manual for the next version is released and this process will begin again.
990301-001 Released 1.8d manual. 990503-001 Converted to Word 97 format 990503-002 6.3, SHUTDOWN in the "general" section -- added REBOOT|REIPL options since they are available under OpenVMS, with note that under unix and Windows these options are ignored. 990503-003 7.13.1 and .2 - expanded on the Reply-To= keyword and why setting it even to "Sender,Ignore" may still result in some replies coming back to the list rather than going to the original poster. 990503-004 8.3, per arrangement with Ben Chi, changed footnote for FSV GUIDE to point to LISTSERV.NET and to ftp://ftp.lsoft.com rather than to ALBANY.EDU. Also made change (web link only) in 8.3.1 and 8.3.2. 990503-005 Added "Documented Restriction" box in 11.11, LSMTP required for mail merge. 990521-001 Added 9.8.3. 990611-001 Per Francoise, 7.4, "#" is indeed not a legal character in a list name. Harmonized the tabbed list that said it was not with the paragraph below that indicated it was. 990614-001 Added 10.3.22. 990624-001 Appendix B, Prime=, added a mid-week distribution example. 990626-001 5.4.4, wa.obj should have been wa.olb. 990707-001 13.5.2, added note that passive probing is disabled in Lite. 990707-002 Appendix B, Auto-Delete=, added note to Lite disclaimer that passive probing is specifically unavailable under Lite. 990722-001 Appendix C, MAILMAXL description expanded. 990727-001 15.6 and Appendix B, Send=, Send= default is Private. 990804-001 7.13.4, noted that Moderator= is disabled in LISTSERV Lite. 990824-001 SWGATE.LSOFT.COM is the default host for TABLELESS mode. 990914-001 Added 10.3.23 on X-TBREG jobs. 990914-002 9.3, documented .ASIS directive. 991018-001 Appendix C, modified LICENSE_WARNING text. 991018-002 Appendix B, Default Values, 'Digest= Yes,Daily,Same if "Notebook= Yes", No otherwise' should be 'Digest= Yes,Same,Daily if "Notebook= Yes", No otherwise'. 991031-001 Changelogs not available in Lite. 991031-002 Trademark block updated. 991031-003 2.1, Y2K info changed to point to official URL. 991109-001 Prime=, Appendix B, and 12.3, noted that weekdays must be in order beginning with Monday. 991111-001 Notebook=, Appendix B, added note about changing notebook intervals not converting existing notebooks to new format 991217-001 7.3, point 8, referenced sections 7.7.1 and 7.7.2 were incorrect, changed to 7.2.1 and 7.2.2. 991222-001 5.8 and Appendix B, Notebook=, under unix "where" spec must be lower case. 991223-001 Released Revision 1. 000103-001 6.1.1, "SET" command, noted backward compatibility issue with SET listname MAIL for DIGEST/INDEX users. 000204-001 7.4, removed $ from the list of acceptable characters in a list name. 000209-001 11.12, added warning that unix and VMS(PMDF) must still make aliases when creating lists from web interface 000211-001 Added points 4 and 5 to the procedure in 7.11 for deleting lists. 000216-001 "+" added to the list of unacceptable characters in a list name. 000306-001 Appendix C, TRAPIN and TRAPOUT, in abstract added "administrative" before last word "mail". 000313-001 Added 10.3.24 to document LVMON mails. 000411-001 Added 13.5.3, probing issues under unix/VMS 000411-002 Updated 7.2.2, and point 8 of the checklist in 7.3 wrt making PMDF aliases for new lists 000504-001 Attachments= keyword added to Appendix B. Also noted in Files=. 000504-002 Added 12.7 describing the Attachments= keyword. 000504-003 9.4.2., added info about BAD_ATTACHMENTS template form. 000505-001 Released Revision 2.
Site Manager's Operations Manual for LISTSERV®
Appendix A: System Reference Library for LISTSERV®
Appendix B: List Keyword Reference for LISTSERV® Version 1.8d
Appendix C: Site Configuration Keyword Reference
Appendix D: Sample Boilerplate Files
Appendix E: Related Documentation and Support