ctm(1) deprecation in the FreeBSD base system?

Rodney W. Grimes freebsd-rwg at pdx.rh.CN85.dnsmgr.net
Mon Oct 22 21:25:53 UTC 2018

> "Rodney W. Grimes" wrote:
> > > The ctm(1) client remains in the FreeBSD base system, although
> > > FreeBSD-hosted ctm infrastructure was shut down some time ago. I
> > > suspect it is time to remove it from the base system (perhaps making a
> > > port).
> > > 
> > > How much use does ctm have these days?
> > 
> > I do not know that other than I do know that I have seen
> > one data point in the last 14 days of a user who was infact
> > using ctm though I can not associate a username/email address
> > with that memory.
> > 
> > A search of the last 30 days of @freebsd.org public mail
> > may yield a hit.
> A fair guess, but it wouldn't indicate CTM usage well,
> as we only use the ctm@ list to discuss if something breaks,
> or to warn if a server will go out for maintenance.

The search was only to find YOU, as I knew my above 14
day reference to a user was a message on a mail list that
contained the word "ctm".

> more misleading still: the ctm-announce@ list
> https://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/ctm-announce 
> hasnt been used in years, because Stephen doesnt have
> write access to it. I did write someone years back asking that
> Stephen be given write access, but it slipped between the cracks.
> If anyone fixes that to give Stephen Montgomery Smith write access to
> ctm-announce, it would be nice if you consider giving me write access too to
> ctm-announce@ as I occasionaly announce server outages eg
> https://lists.freebsd.org/pipermail/ctm-users/2018-September/000526.html

That should be possible, though I have no idea of where to even ask.

Rod Grimes                                                 rgrimes at freebsd.org

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