[Mailman-Developers] Submission for Mailman's "contrib" directory

bruce@hams.com bruce@hams.com
20 Mar 1999 20:28:09 -0000


The following script interfaces a qmail virtual domain to Mailman without the
use of any aliases. That makes it a lot easier to add new lists. Could you
place it in a "contrib" directory in the Mailman distribution?


	Bruce Perens

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#!	/usr/bin/python

# Configuration variables - Change these for your site if necessary.
MailmanHome = "/home/mailman"; # Mailman home directory.
MailmanOwner = "postmaster@localhost"; # Postmaster and abuse mail recepient.
# End of configuration variables.

# qmail-to-mailman.py
# Interface mailman to a qmail virtual domain. Does not require the creation
# of _any_ aliases to connect lists to your mail system.
# Bruce Perens, bruce@perens.com, March 1999.
# This is free software under the GNU General Public License.
# This script is meant to be called from ~mailman/.qmail-default . It catches
# all mail to a virtual domain, in my case "lists.hams.com". It looks at the
# recepient for each mail message and decides if the mail is addressed to a
# valid list or not, and bounces the message with a helpful suggestion if it's
# not addressed to a list. It decides if it is a posting, a list command, or
# mail to the list administrator, by checking for the -admin, -owner, and
# -request addresses. It will recognize a list as soon as the list is created,
# there is no need to add _any_ aliases for any list. It recognizes mail to
# postmaster, mailman-owner, abuse, mailer-daemon, root, and owner, and
# routes those mails to MailmanOwner as defined in the configuration
# variables, above.
# Install this file as ~mailman/qmail-to-mailman.py
# To configure a virtual domain to connect to mailman, create these files:
# ~mailman/.qmail-default
# |/usr/bin/python /home/mailman/mail-in.py
# /var/qmail/control/virtualdomains:
# DOMAIN.COM:mailman
# Replace DOMAIN.COM above with the name of the domain to be connected to
# Mailman. Note that _all_ mail to that domain will go to Mailman, so you
# don't want to put the name of your main domain here. In my case, I created 
# lists.hams.com for Mailman, and I use hams.com as my regular domain.
# After you edit /var/qmail/control/virtualdomains, kill and restart qmail.

import sys, os, re, string;

def main():
	os.nice(5);	# Handle mailing lists at non-interactive priority.

	os.chdir(MailmanHome + "/lists");

		local = os.environ["LOCAL"];
		# This might happen if we're not using qmail.
		sys.stderr.write("LOCAL not set in environment?\n");
	local = re.sub("^mailman-","",local);

	names = ("root", "postmaster", "mailer-daemon", "mailman-owner", "owner", "abuse");
	for i in names:
		if i == local:
			,("/var/qmail/bin/qmail-inject", MailmanOwner));

	type = "post";
	types = (("-admin$", "mailowner"),
		 ("-owner$", "mailowner"),
		 ("-request$", "mailcmd"));

	for i in types:
		if re.search(i[0],local):
			type = i[1];
			local = re.sub(i[0],"",local);

	if os.path.exists(local):
		os.execv(MailmanHome + "/mail/wrapper"
		,(MailmanHome + "/mail/wrapper", type, local));

def bounce():
	bounce_message = """\
TO ACCESS THE MAILING LIST SYSTEM: Start your web browser on
That web page will help you subscribe or unsubscribe, and will
give you directions on how to post to each mailing list.\n""";
	sys.stderr.write(bounce_message % (os.environ["HOST"]));


except SystemExit, argument:

except Exception, argument:
	info = sys.exc_info();
	trace = info[2];
	sys.stderr.write("%s %s\n" % (sys.exc_type, argument));
	sys.stderr.write("Line %d\n" % (trace.tb_lineno));
	sys.exit(111);	# Soft failure, try again later.

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