[GRASS5] mailing list archives

Markus Neteler neteler at itc.it
Fri Jun 6 14:33:41 EDT 2003

On Fri, Jun 06, 2003 at 11:51:15AM +0100, Paul Kelly wrote:
> On Thu, 5 Jun 2003, Markus Neteler wrote:
> > Note:
> > Currently the search engine doesn't work any more due to the new
> > password protection of the archives. I'll have to look into this.
> It is very useful the way all the lists are currently indexed on Google.
> It would be a great pity to lose this (presumably the Google indexing
> robot can't access the archive either now).

In fact I have actively deleted the google index to get the mailing
list out for spam protection reasons.
Meanwhile the htdig on grass.itc.it seems to work again (but only
fixed for the HTML pages, I don't get the virtual directory /pipermail/
indexed, although I have generated a /pipermail/index.html.).

Well, we have to agree on the archives policy:

a) keep extern search engines out of our archives (current implementation)
b) allow google et al. to index the archives (meanwhile the email addresses
   are no longer coded as foo at bar.baf but as foo at bar.baf)

> But it may be OK as it is now
> on gmane.org. However their archive doesn't go back as far.

The archive is completely accessible. Only htdig is rather unconfigurable
to read in the Mailman archives.
> I notice the link to the old developer's mailing list archive seems to
> have been removed from the website (although it never worked for me). Has
> this information just been lost for ever? Was there much interesting /
> useful reading on it?

The (small) archive is on a SUN in Hannover, they have switched of the
machine before I could copy the files over to Italy. Looks to be lost
unfortunately (does anyone have a copy of the 'grass5' archives before


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