[Mailman-Users] Creating New List via Web Interface

Darren Boyd dboyd at its.to
Fri Sep 17 21:08:59 CEST 1999

I was thinking of something along these lines as well.

A web page could allow a user to create a list, which doesn't get created.
When they hit 'submit' mailman generates a script (sh or python or
whatever) in the .../mailman/newlists/ directory.  A mail is sent to the
administrator who can then log into the box and run the script.  The
script then sets up the list and mails the owner.

This would also get around the problem of allowing anyone to run programs
as root.



On Fri, 17 Sep 1999, J C Lawrence wrote:

> How about the following approach:
>   There is a web interface.
>   It allows a list to be created and configured, but does not
> instantiate the aliases or anything else to actually make it "live".
>   At the end of the configuration/etc work, a "SUBMIT" button may be
> hit which sends an email to the mailman-owner with the URL for the
> list and the proposed aliases.  The mailman-owner than does whatever
> he wants with it (eg hand edit the aliases into
> ~mailman/data/aliases)..
> The nice thing about this approach is that it removes all the
> priviledged account problems, the "oh god someone hacked in and
> is running a warez list without me noticing" problem, and further,
> requires minimal changes to the current code (the admin interface
> would need to be touched to not publish lists "in edit").

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