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Advanced Listserv - Lists Summary

Summaries are interesting insights into the global use of the Listserv lists. You can ask for summaries of the number of lists at a given site with the lists command:

lists summary

   List membership summary for selected servers known to
   LISTSERV@LISTSERV.NODAK.EDU on 20 Jun 1998 07:15:21
                         Number of lists   Membership count
Nodeid                   Public    Total   Public     Total
------                   ------    -----   ------     -----
LISTSERV.UIC.EDU            253      918    22277     53323

If you prefer sending all of your list commands to the same server, you can specify which server you want the summary for:

lists summary <servername>

The following command lists a summary for all Listserv lists:

lists summary all

      List membership summary for all servers known to
   LISTSERV@LISTSERV.NODAK.EDU on 20 Jun 1998 11:28:26
                         Number of lists   Membership count
Nodeid                   Public    Total   Public     Total
------                   ------    -----   ------     -----
129.127.174.21                1        1        1         1
1611KJB.ORG                   9        9      642       642
192.122.139.157               1        1        0         0
217.METADESIGN.COM            1        1       47        47
A3197CDR.SSR.HP.COM           4        4       33        33
ACHILLES.WAM.LODZ.PL          1        1      377       377
ACM.ORG                     422      488    35855    143565
ACM.UCSD.EDU                  2       10      266      2166
ACS.WOOSTER.EDU               3      116      423      3088
ADMIN.HUMBERC.ON.CA         105      229    11063     14591
ADMIN.IIT.EDU                 1        1       13        13
ADMIN.TAMU-COMMERCE.EDU      10       46     1302      2713
ADMIN1.WAYCROSS.TEC.GA.US     5        5      279       279

The lists summary all command is one way to find out the names of all of the hosts connected to the Listserv system. You can then query each host individually with the List and other commands to find information on the lists supported on each server.

The following command returns the total number of lists and members using the Listserv system around the world:

lists summary total

      List membership summary for all servers known to
   LISTSERV@LISTSERV.NODAK.EDU on 20 Jun 1998 11:28:44

                         Number of lists   Membership count
Nodeid                   Public    Total   Public     Total
------                   ------    -----   ------     -----
(data suppressed at your request)

Total:                    18411    74095  8798949  31616770 --> 1335 servers
Average:                   13.7     55.5     6590     23682
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