How slow can the internet/it's servers be.

Alex P. Rudnev alex at
Tue Feb 2 12:17:08 UTC 1999

Nothing strange. SOme day all noc members of Relcom have received a lot 
of one-year-old mail. 

The reason appeared to be simple - there was one PC-based (BSDI) router, 
and some mail list was forwarded to it. 
There was .forward files but 
sendmail never run through mqueue queue. One day some wise sysadmin found 
this filled mail queue and run sendmail manually.

My record was _2 years old messages_ -:).

On Mon, 1 Feb 1999, Leo Bicknell wrote:

> Date: Mon, 1 Feb 1999 17:27:39 -0500 (EST)
> From: Leo Bicknell <bicknell at>
> To: nanog at
> Subject: How slow can the internet/it's servers be.
> NOTE: The following is not a rant, but is purely for humor
>       value.
> 	In a world record for slowness of something, I got 
> confirmation today that my PGP key had been added to the
> InterNIC's key ring.  Thinking it had been a while since I 
> submitted the request, I went back and looked at my E-mail.
> I submitted the add request on October 17, 1998.
> 	So, never fear, ye you think your request has been
> black holed by the InterNIC machine.  You too will get your
> request back, maybe not today, maybe not tomorrow, but some
> day in the far, far, far distant future.
> 	As a network and server admin I _really_ want to know
> how you cause something to get held up for three months.  
> I've made some major configuration blunders and the best I've
> been able to do is a couple of days.  They have some tallented
> people over there.
> -- 
> Leo Bicknell - bicknell at
> Systems Engineer - Internetworking Engineer - CCIE 3440
> Read TMBG List - tmbg-list-request at,

Aleksei Roudnev, Network Operations Center, Relcom, Moscow
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