SoC E-Mail Addresses

Mark Doliner mark at
Mon Apr 28 03:09:25 EDT 2008

On Tue, 22 Apr 2008 12:29:07 -0400, Ethan Blanton wrote
> Richard Laager spake unto us the following wisdom:
> > Are we going to issue e-mail addresses this year? I'm not
> > sure if there's a strong need for them or not. Perhaps we want
> > accounts instead so people don't need to swap out their MTN
> > key later if they stick around? (If they don't, it doesn't really matter
> > either way.)
> I think they're a good idea in general.  It gives people an easy
> handle on what's SoC versus regular developer commits for the summer
> (people are genuinely interested in SoC, specifically), for one 
> thing. That said, I don't have strong feelings either way.  It's 
> easy to issue addresses if SoC students stick around, and 
> it's easy to revoke them if they don't.  I'm a big fan of namespaces 
> on the whole, though.  :-)

I'm in favor of for the same reasons.  In the past did we set
up all the email addresses to just forward mail to another account?  What's
the procedure for adding a new email address?  Just edit /etc/aliases on homing?


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