[Mailman-Users] Bug in b7?

scott cotton scott at chronis.pobox.com
Wed Jan 13 04:24:40 CET 1999

On Tue, Jan 12, 1999 at 10:05:05PM -0500, Barry A. Warsaw wrote:
| My understanding is if you've got "approved by admin" set to yes, then
| no matter what the setting of "restrict" and the sender's list
| membership, all postings require the approval.  However, if the sender 
| is explicitly enumerated in the third option, no approval is
| necessary.
| And I've probably got that wrong.  We need to do a better job of
| either describing how these options interact, or find a better
| interface and mechanism for specifying the various options.

IMO opinion the clearest interface would be to allow the
admin to set a list of restrictions.  each restriction is
checked in order, and the first matching restriction wins.
each restriction may either permit the action or deny it.

for example: 

post_restrictions = ["permit_someone at somewhere",


post_restrictions = ["deny_mesage_exceeds_maxsize",
		     "deny_bad at evil.org",

This type of thing is clear and doesn't attempt to classify
each potential list setting in a particular way -- which is
simply impossible.  

Since no variables interact with other variables, it's
pretty hard to misunderstand.


|     JW> 2) When I hit the listinfo page <whatever>/mailman/listinfo
|     JW> the publicly displayable lists (marked as so in the privacy
|     JW> options) do not show up.
| I've never seen that happen.  So none of your lists are showing up on
| the general page?  Are you seeing any errors in the logs/error file?
| If not, we'll have to get our hands dirty!
| -Barry
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