Tue, 6 Jun 2000 01:16:58 +0200
On Mon, Jun 05, 2000 at 07:06:22PM -0400, Matt Davis wrote:
> On Tue, 6 Jun 2000, Thomas Wouters wrote:
> > Oh, I also have two other small patches lying around, but I'm not sure if
> > they're suitable for inclusion. One is a 'posters-file' config setting,
> > which is a string containing the full path to a file with email addresses,
> > which gets appended to the posters list. It's very useful to us, because we
> > have a lot of employees with a *lot* of aliases, and they post from every
> > one ;) but it's not particularly secure, currently.
> How is this edited? Manually with 'pico' or whatever? or via the web?
It's currently manually edited, through joe or vi usually, but most of it is
probably going to be automatically generated from our database soonish.
(hopefully, anyway :P) The patch to Mailman only handles configuring the
filename, and opening the file and appending the list of addresses to the
poster_list at the appropriate moment, not the actual editing.
This is very much a hack. A much better solution would be for lists to be
'slaved' to another, so that anyone on the master list can post to the slave
list, and subscribe to the slave list without approval, etc. Then you'd only
have to update the master lists' poster_list, and it'd also fix some of my
other problems ;) (but those are probably very rare, anyway.) The alias
problem would also go away if we had a true user database, of course, and a
means of accessing and altering it from other programs ;)
Thomas Wouters <email@example.com>
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