On 2/19/02 1:46 AM, "Damien Morton" firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
Once we are talking about both public are private archives, however, we are probably also talking about the use of a cgi script which renders emails on the fly, depending on some kind of authentication. A cookie, perhaps.
That's pretty much exactly the path I felt this needed to go. Remove the password protection, and if you're not-authenticated as a subscriber to that list, all e-mail addresses are removed. If you are, you get the unedited message.
Whether you do this by putting all access to a directory structure behind a CGI, or whether you load it into a database, I'm not sure yet. The former would likely be less massive in the infrastructure. The latter might buy us a built-in search engine and a replacement for pipermail at the same time, but at the expense of a big glop-o-code and infrastructure requirements.