[Mailman-Users] Passwords

Fil fil at bok.net
Fri Jan 14 23:07:37 CET 2000

On Fri, 14 Jan 2000, Tony Kratowicz wrote:

> Greetings all,
> I would like to know if there is any way to disable the password feature. I
> searched the archives but I was unable to locate any info on how to do this.
> Any help would be greatly appreciated.
> Thanks,
> Tony Kratowicz

This is what I sent last week, with no answer yet as to its inclusion into
mailman. However the patch works, so it might be usefull to you.

>From mailman-developers-admin at python.org  Fri Jan  7 14:58:28 2000
From: Fil <fil at bok.net>                                                          
To: mailman-developers at python.org
Subject: [Mailman-Developers] dont request passwords from web subscriber


could the maintainers tell me if this patch is accepted or rejected ? It's
important to make it easy to subscribe ; and the patch does not diminish
in anything the behavior of mailman or the possibilities of users, as the
latter can choose to modify the random password created for them. Other
important effect : it avoids that naive users give away their "real" (ie
personal email's) password into our subscribers's databases.


Patch name    : dont request passwords from web subscriber
Patch by      : <fil at bok.net>  7 Jan 2000
File modified : Mailman/Cgi/subscribe.py
Reason        : do not request a password from the subscriber. It is
                cumbersome and not really usefull. Instead, create a
                random password (for compatibility with the current
                system accept the password given if one is given).

diff subscribe.py subscribe.py-dist
<       pw  = Utils.MakeRandomPassword()
<       pwc = pw
>       error = 1                                                                
>             results = (results                                                 
>                    + "You must supply a valid password, and confirm            
>                    it.<br>")                                    

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