How do I change my subscription?

Robert E. Seastrom rs at
Mon Aug 14 21:20:56 UTC 1995

You have my deepest sympathies.  I've been trying for over a year via messages 
to postmaster at and others, to get rs at taken off 
the nanog list (I left Sprint last July).  I get mail as rs at 
directly, and I get mail forwarded to me via Sprint, which means that I get 
two copies of everything that comes along.

Problem is, the folks at Merit consistently deny that rs at 
is on the list, though if you telnet to's smtp port and EXPN the 
list, you see rs at there, plain as day.

Well, you used to be able to.  Now if you telnet to port 25 and say 
"expn nanog", the expn will eventually time out.

This situation wouldn't be so bad if I could have an ongoing dialog with the 
Merit folks until we got things straightened out, but the standard MO seems to 
be to ignore the mail for three weeks to a month before sending back a claim 
that I'm not on the list and never have been.  Then when I respond to that 
message, it goes in the bit bucket.  I went through three iterations of this, 
and then gave up and wrote an incoming mail action to simply delete all 
duplicate messages in my nanog mailbox.  It's simpler.

Since all other mailing lists I used to subscribe to have propagated to 
rs at and NANOG mail is the only mail to me that routinely traverses 
Sprint, it crossed my mind to ask Sprint to point all mail for rs at tiny to 
nanog at, but that seemed a little mean-spirited.  :)


>  I've tried nanog-request at, it's no a valid address, and 
> I've tried majordomo at, ditto.  I need to change my 
> subscription to point to my new address.  
> In case anyone's reading this that can do it, I subscribed to this list 
> as either: 
>     patrick at 
>     patrick at 
> or  pjh70 at 
> Starting Monday, my address will be: 
>     patrick at 
> Thanks, and we return you to regularly scheduled business;) 
> Patrick 

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