[Mailman-Users] Help! Restricted posting Problems (need to approve list-member posts)

J C Lawrence claw at kanga.nu
Wed Jul 19 08:17:02 CEST 2000

On Wed, 19 Jul 2000 01:07:03 -0500 
Christopher P Lindsey <lindsey at mallorn.com> wrote:

>> Your point is moot as the exact behaviour (cf secretary posing as
>> boss) is exactly what Mailman is attempting to prevent (it has no
>> way of telling the difference between a secretary and an idiot).

> But, but, is it really Mailman's job to try and guess what the
> secretary is doing?  Isn't that the whole point of the RFC?  To
> prevent guessing by laying forth a set of rules and conditions
> that should be followed?  (rhetorical)

Right there is an argument, right up there with the use of reserved
addresses and RFC 1918 (NANOG has been flamefesting over that one
for more than a week).  I don't see much use in picking sides there
-- I pick utility.

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