|The International Echolist History
The International Echolist History File
01 APRIL 2012 ELHS1203.TXT
|| Notes new or modified information
The FEBRUARY, 2012 Echolist was produced in mARCH, 2012 due to a system
malfunction and ISP Problem.
The January, 2012 Echolist was produced in January, 2012 due to a system
malfunction. A backup of the November Echolist database and archived update
messages submitted in December of 2011 were used to produce the Echolist
Submissions to the Echolist may now be made via Routed Netmail, Email and BinkdD
Thanks to Dallas Hinton, Charles Cruden and Ross Cassell for their assistance
Due to ISP problems, the May, 2011 Echolist will be published near the end of the month.
It is anticipated that the June issue will be published in the first week of June 2011
The November and December Echolists were not published due to a combination of internal
and external problems. Submissions made during that time period were stored and processed
January 1, 2011
Internet ReX config files corrupt....Echolist operating manually. Bink is not
active at this time.
Echolist Rules files older than 6 months from the creation of the current echolist will
be purged on a monthly basis, beginning with the August, 2010 Echolist.
Moderators are urged to submit their rules updates at least once every six months.
Due to hardware problems, the May, 2010 Echolist was not produced until May 14,2010
The DECEMBER, 2009 Echolist was produced but not distributed until
until Jannuary, 2010 due to a death in the family.
In September, 2009 two Echolist problems were confirmed:
A. Echolist announcements were not being posted in the Echolist echo
This problem was solved when the batch file that operates the Echolist
Robot was modified. Apparently, a change in Windows XP caused the
batch file to malfunction. While no updates were lost, the announcements
were not being made.
B. The origin of the announcements changed, and the announcements were not
processed. The problem was recitifed when the Echolist Keeper was made aware of
the problem by 1:123/500
Hardware problems required that all MARCH, 2008 MODerator UPDate
messages be re-processed. All dates for updates appear as 12/31/2008
The numbering system for the Echolist and the Echolist rule files has been changed
to ELISTyydd and ELRUyydd to allow for correct sorting. The MARCH and
MARCH Echolist archives will be rehatched this month with the updated
Due to equipment problems, the MARCH, 2008 Echolist was not published....the MARCH,
2008 Echolist contains information for MARCH and MARCH 2008.
Echomail/Routed Netmail problems
Reports indicate a problem with echomail in the Echolist Echo and routed netmail not being
delivered part the node that serves as uplink for the Echolist Robot. New Echomail feed has
The current nodelist has a corrected listing for the Echolist.
ERROR IN NODELIST
nodelist.363, and at least one previous issue of the Fidonet Nodelist contains
an inaccurate listing for the Echolist Robot. Do NOT attempt to crash mail to
the Echolist Robot.
CHANGE IN SUBMISSION MODES
Due to the decreasing number of submissions via netmail, the echolist robot
no longer accepts crash netmail. Moderators are encouraged to use email
for faster turn around and better security than netmail.
DATE SENSITIVE MATERIAL
Effective MARCH, 2005. Date sensitive information about the echolist
is now contained the in ELHIxxx.TXT file.
CHANGE IN EMAIL ADDRESSES
In MARCH, 2004 the echolist email address was changed to
firstname.lastname@example.org and the email of the Echolist Keeper is now
SOME BAD DATES IN MARCH 2003
Due to a hardware error, the Echolist Robot was using dates in
2002 instead of 2003 from MARCH 3, 2003 through MARCH 10, 2003.
Between MODerator UPDates resubmitted and editing of the database,
it appears that all information in the database is correct.
Echoes deleted and relisted by other than the moderator are subject
to return to the original moderator if deemed appropriate by the
ECHOLIST HISTORY FILE RESTORED
The history file used to produce various Echolist Reports was
restored for the MARCH, 2002 issue.
ECHOLIST HISTORY FILE CORRUPT - MARCH, 2002
The history file used to produce various Echolist reports was
corrupted sometime in the first week or MARCH, 2002. Thus, many
of the monthly reports are missing. Please consult the master
Echolist which contains accurate information
ECHOLIST SYSTEM CRASH
Subsequent to the the creation of the Echolist in MARCH,
1:261/1352 suffered a TOTAL system crash. All MODerator UPDate,
MODerator DELete messages, ECHOlist QUERIES and rules
submissions that were submitted on or after MARCH 1, 2001
(10/01/2001) were lost.
The ECHOLIST Database was last backed up on MARCH 30, 2001
(09/30/2001) when ELIST110.ZIP was created.
ECHOLIST SYSTEM RESUMES OPERATION
The Echolist system resumed operation on MARCH 28, 2001
When the ECHOLIST system resumed operations on MARCH 28, 2001
it received both netmail and email messages that were on hold
at the respective uplinks. These messages will be processed in
the month of MARCH, 2001.
It is important to note that many messages that were sent via
Crash Netmail and/or email MARCH not be in either the database or
in the messages due to be processed.
Moderators who made submissions between MARCH 1, 2001 and
MARCH 28, 2001 are urged to resubmit their updates to 1:1/21
or via email to email@example.com
Affected moderators should also submit the response from the
Echolist Robot to them to the Echolist Keeper at 1:261/1352 or
via email to echolist AT tlchost.net
Should a conflict in listings occur, the Echolist Keeper will
use message dates and confirmation messages as a tool to
determine the most correct updates.
Effective MARCH, 2001 The Echolist has been renamed
The International Echolist to more accurately reflect the
international nature of its contents.
Thom LaCosta 1:261/1352
echolist AT fidonet.us