--- "Barry A. Warsaw" email@example.com wrote:
"DM" == Damien Morton firstname.lastname@example.org writes:
DM> You could always use Basic Authentication, with authentication DM> being done by the cgi scripts against the membership list DM> (emailaddress,password) rather than the webserver. As far as I DM> can tell, this operates somewhat like a cookie in that DM> identifying information is handed to the server on every DM> request.
Yeah, except that AFAICT, basic auth is broken in that you can't re-authenticate yourself or un-authenticate yourself. I.e. you need to do `Logout', especially when you're debugging the admin interfaces. ;)
I believe there is a way to to do logout; it involves sending another 401 header to the client, which causes the browser to think it now has the wrong password and forget it. apologies for being fuzzy on the details.
While I'm on the topic.... http://www.apple.com/downloads/macosx/system_disk_utilities/spamstopper.html
That utility translates all the characters in an email address to character entities, something spambots aren't likely to pick up on. for now, anyway.
i.e. mailman could incorporate something like this.
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