[Mailman-Developers] Help programming MemberAdaptor...
Martin Whinnery <email@example.com>
Fri Nov 1 14:45:03 2002
On Wed, 30 Oct 2002, Greg Ward wrote:
> > What I'd really like to do is have lists EITHER populate in the normal
> > file way OR populated from LDAP. I was thinking I might use an address
> > like
> Err, define "populate". Is this a one-time thing? Or do you want the
> list membership to always come from an LDAP lookup?
The latter. I help run a large educational campus, and we hold all
accounts and groups in LDAP. These groups change membership over time, and
I want to associate mailing lists with some of them. What I don't need is
the headache of remembering to keep the memberships in sync.
> If the former, I would just write a script that does the LDAP query and
> sets the list population from it. Use bin/add_members as an example.
If we absolutely must. It's what we do with DNS and DHCP. But I'd rather
not. Just more code to maintain.
> If the latter, why use Mailman at all? Why not just use an MTA that can
> lookup aliases using LDAP, and then send mail to that alias? I'm pretty
> sure both Exim and postfix can do that.
'Cos mailman does the [approve|reject|defer|discard] thing. And
archives. And it deals with 'real' mailing lists (which we would die
rather than lose).
*Assistant* Network Manager
South Birmingham College
'Just the assistant'