[Mailman-Developers] on the subject of fix_url, list creation with @ is non-intuitive..

Terri Oda terri at zone12.com
Sat Oct 30 00:23:22 CEST 2004

> 1. You have the list owner change their DNS to point to you
> 2. You host their website and their domain
> 3. You provide a mechanism for them to update their web pages
> 4. You provide a mechanism for them to access their e-mail
> 5. You become a general support/ISP for said domain, even though you 
> only
> agreed to host a list for them.

Nono.  You set up mailman.theirdomain.com or lists.theirdomain.com and 
point *it* at your server.   You don't host anything but lists, all the 
lists then have addresses that are mylist at lists.theirdomain.com and if 
they want to alias mylist at theirdomain.com, then that's their job and 
none of your business.

Now, I can totally see how you could wind up getting stuck hosting 
other stuff once you did this ("We want there to a page on 
http://mailman.theirdomain.com/ instead of just /mailman/listinfo", "we 
want the list to give mylist at theirdomain.com on the listinfo pages", 
etc.)  But to be fair, there is no need for you do handle anything 
other than a subdomain which need not be used for anything but lists.

But anyhow, you seem to have a good idea of what you'd like, and you've 
clearly got the ability to make the patch if you're handling this stuff 
right now.  Would you be willing to write it?  All it takes now is a 
patch that's good enough for commiting, and you should be able to have 
what you want.


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