[Mailman-Developers] Users, Bounces, and Virtual Domains (was (no subject))

Chuq Von Rospach chuqui@plaidworks.com
Fri, 15 Dec 2000 20:46:08 -0800

At 3:27 PM -0800 12/15/00, J C Lawrence wrote:

>  > you just defined the server I'm looking at rewriting, probably
>>  next summer. We did a preliminary of that a couple of months
>>  ago. it gets -- well, very interesting.
>Care to comment?

it's not strongly defined yet, but we've talked about taking our 
existing corporate server, and re-doing it. Right now, the group list 
is either corporate generated (organizational aliases) or user-built 
(through a web-based system). it feeds me the data set a few times a 
day, and I massage it into a massive sendamil alias setup and some 
added control datasets.

The hope is to redo this so taht the interface is LDAP, so whenever 
an email comes in, we pull the data out of the database to see if 
it's a defined list, and if so, whether the user is validated to send 
to it (and if they are, send it, of course). So that my MLM would 
keep zero data local, and generate everything dynamically on request.

In a case like this, I have no control of the data, I'm a read-only 
leaf node. So I can'y do sub/unsub or even bounce processing 
(although we're talking about exactly how to deal with that. it's a 

>They are needed now, yes, this I don't argue.  Post IPv6 I don't see
>much use for them any more and I expect their use to almost vanish.

and once we fully implement style sheets in browsers, we can kill a 
lot of bad HTML hacks.

yu're correct, but that's far enough out in practical terms I'm not 
sure we want to build that as a design idea.

Chuq Von Rospach - Plaidworks Consulting (mailto:chuqui@plaidworks.com)
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