[Mailman-Users] FAQ? Mailman without passwords.

Jerry Thomas jerry at scoregroup.com
Thu Feb 10 18:20:18 CET 2000

This is my password hack it seems to work.

In the directory home/mailman/Mailman/ there is a file called Utils.py.

on line 567 or around there you will see:

def MakeRandomPassword(length=4):
    password = ""
    while len(password) < length:
        password = password + GetRandomSeed()
    password = password[:length]
    return password

insert a value for password that you will give to all of you members.
Something intuitive like e-mail or mail, or whatever. Then comment out the
following lines:

#    while len(password) < length:
#        password = password + GetRandomSeed()
#    password = password[:length]

  This only really works when the bulk of your people subscribe and
unsubscribe via e-mail. I haven't had the time to figure out how to insert
the generic password into the web interface.  If you can please E-mail me.

Good Luck,

-----Original Message-----
From: mailman-users-admin at python.org
[mailto:mailman-users-admin at python.org]On Behalf Of Oliver Gassner
Sent: Thursday, February 10, 2000 6:08 AM
To: mailman-users at python.org
Subject: [Mailman-Users] FAQ? Mailman without passwords.


I am sure this is a FAQ but could someone direct me to the

Is it possible to oparate mailman without subscriber-passwords?

Some newbies react badly to someone sending them passwords every
month or forget them or or or.

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Trekker seien tolerant, die Tatsache, dass diese Aussage recht
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