What does it take to host a listserv?
Posted on 2006-05-18
I know how to subcribe and participate in a listserv, and that's it. A client is asking about hosting a listserv from their network and I would like to help them decide if it's feasible or not. They have a web domain and Earthlink hosts that. They have Cable internet with 256 upload capacity. Even without knowing what is required, I'm inclined to think with their small network and IT budget, it will probably be more practical to pay someone else to host it. I'm also concerned about the potential traffic load at the WAN port.
Is this a service that is frequently farmed out like web and e-mail domain hosting?
What hardware, software and bandwidth is required to to host a listserv? I realize that the potential subscriber base affects the requirements. I'm guessing maybe 1,000 subscribers in the first few months.
Thanks for any helpful info,