[Mailman-Users] umbrella lists

Evilio del Rio edelrio at icm.csic.es
Thu May 25 09:55:09 CEST 2000


I was also looking for a solution like yours and I have been able to trick
a little bit the Mailman code.

The general solution is to allow the "posters" setting of a list to be a
regular expression so that you can allow some lists to receive mail from
an entire domain. Maybe this is not exactly what you are looking for but
it can help.

I put the following settings to all lists:

 posters = ['.+ at my.doma.in'] # Any address within domain can post.
 acceptable_aliases ="""allstaff at my.doma.in

and then I have modified the Hold.py file
($prefix/Mailman/Handlers/Hold.py). The diffs are (you can use patch 
if you want to try):

> import re
<         posters = Utils.List2Dict(map(string.lower, mlist.posters))
>       isposter = 0
>       for poster in mlist.posters:
>               isposter = isposter or re.compile(poster,
<            not Utils.FindMatchingAddresses(sender, posters):
>            not isposter:

This way, anybody in my domain can post to any of the internal lists but
they are still closed to suscrbers+posters. However this is just a quick
hack and there should be another way to have "cascading closed lists".


Evilio Jose del Rio Silvan          Institut de Ciencies del Mar
edelrio at icm.csic.es          http://members.es.tripod.de/Evilio/
"I knew that I was out of luck the day the music died" - Don McLean

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