[Mailman-Developers] Configurable Archiving Proposal

Paul Hebble Paul Hebble <hebble@ncsa.uiuc.edu>
Thu, 29 Jul 1999 14:13:14 -0500 (CDT)

Hi all,

I want to set up Mailman to support other archiving methods, more cleanly
than subscribing a procmailrc to a list.  I know a few other people are
interested in this as well.

I would like to add a per-list configuration option to each list's
config.db which tells Mailman a command line to run to archive a message.
Is this any more complicated than adding a variable to the MailList class
and adding a few lines to Archiver/Archiver.py?

What do other users and developers think of this idea?  Is it dangerous to
allow a list adminstrator to execute arbitrary commands?  If so, how else
could this be done?