is cross-posting really necessary?

Douglas Clowes dclowes at OZEMAIL.COM.AU
Wed Aug 11 00:11:58 EDT 1999

On the contrary, I agree with Nancy.

If you are interested in megaco, you should be on the list. If you aren't
interested, don't be on the list.

If everything is cross-posted, then everybody gets everything. If not, then
who decides what should be cross-posted? Obviously, the poster decided NOT
to cross-post this item. Christian decided to cross-post what interested
him, but there is no guarantee that's all that interests "you" (generically

Generally cross-posting doesn't work.

My $0.002,


At 14:11 1999-08-10 -0400, Edgar Martinez [1] wrote:
>Dear Nancy,
>I too support Christian, the MEGACO list is a heavy hitter when it
>comes to an overload of messages in a mail box. Plus not all
>issues are common, and one needs only a shap shot to get
>the idea where it is going. The issues with Sigtan would have been
>better understood if we had the same service.
>Thank you,
>"Callaghan, Robert" wrote:
>> Nancy,
>> I thank Christian for advising the SG16 mailing list as to the MEGACO
>> activities.  I don't monitor the MEGACO list because I simply do not have
>> time for all the detailed work.  However, I do believe that SG16 people
>> should be kept informed as to the general activities that are performed in
>> the name of SG16.
>> Abrogating the coding agreement from Berlin because it is inconvenient
>> should not be keep hidden from the SG16 group.  The AD/Chair may determine
>> consensus for IETF, but not for ITU.  In ITU, consensus is determined by
>> Rapporteur, and that is not Tom Taylor.
>> The agreed proposal for dual coding standards was an attempt to finesse the
>> unresovable disagreement over the coding standards.  Abrogating this
>> agreement may only extend the discussion.  This can only impede a JOINT
>> standard.
>> Bob
>> ------------------------------------------------------------------
>> Robert Callaghan
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>> ------------------------------------------------------------------
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: Nancy-M Greene [mailto:ngreene at NORTELNETWORKS.COM]
>> Sent: Tuesday, August 10, 1999 12:03 PM
>> To: ITU-SG16 at
>> Subject: is cross-posting really necessary?
>> Christian Groves writes:
>> > As this issue affects both SG16 and MEGACO I ask that people cross
>> > post their responses to both SG16 and MEGACO lists.
>> > ITU-SG16 at
>> > megaco at
>> >
>> > Christian
>> >
>> Christian,
>> I don't know if others agree, but I would suggest that the conversation
>> remain on just ONE mailing list so that people on both lists do not receive
>> two of everything.
>> If there is interest from SG16 members to follow this discussion, you can
>> either join the Megaco mailing list, or consult the Megaco mailing list
>> archives. Then cross-posting is not needed.
>> The Megaco list archives are at:
>> To join the Megaco mailing list, send an email to
>> listserv at with
>> subscribe megaco
>> in the msg body (no subject needed).
>> Nancy
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