[Mailman-Users] Creating New List via Web Interface

Darren Boyd dboyd at its.to
Fri Sep 17 19:10:35 CEST 1999

On Thu, 16 Sep 1999, J C Lawrence wrote:

> On Thu, 16 Sep 1999 11:35:54 -0700 
> Matthew Kaing <bora at employees.org> wrote:
> > Hi, can anyone confirm if Mailman if going to support Web based
> > Create, Modify, and Delete?
> It is wirth observing that creating and deleting lists via a web
> interface is not entirely trivial.  For one it is inherently tied to 
> the MTA's aliases file, which, by crazy coincidence, is NOT

It also presents an entire new set of security concerns.  With sendmail,
updating the aliases file is not enough, you also *as root* have to run
'newaliases'.  Mailman's great as it doesn't run as root (or doesn't have
to, anyway).  That is a great option.


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