[Mailman-Developers] Bug #596565, mailman should use alphabetic
Barry A. Warsaw
Fri, 23 Aug 2002 10:07:33 -0400
>>>>> "NB" == Norbert Bollow <email@example.com> writes:
NB> Barry A. Warsaw <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
>> Does this patch help make building, distributing, and moving
>> Mailman easier for folks?
NB> Yes, definately. A major server with lots of Mailman installs
NB> died on us recently due to hardware problems. I had to do an
NB> emergency move which got much more messy than expected because
NB> I hadn't realised in time that all those wrapper scrips have
NB> the numeric GID's compiled into them. (The symbolic GID's are
NB> identical on both machines, but the numeric GID's weren't.)
Cool. That's what I'm hoping. Can anybody see any security problems
with this approach? I'm having a hard time seeing any holes, so I
think it's a win.
Oh BTW, the new (experimental) maildir delivery approach would also
improve the independence by eliminating the mail wrapper at least.