[Mailman-Users] Re: User control over newlist?

Scott Brown scott-brown at home.com
Tue Sep 12 23:23:19 CEST 2000

I'm not sure where you're coming from with this...

At least, in theory, I should be able to trigger a
"/home/mailman/bin/newlist <params> immediate" (if the permissions are ok)
from a cgi backend, and capture the output, to parse out the required names
(or error)... but it seems to me that adding to the /etc/aliases or
/etc/mail/virtusertable (and then running the appropriate commands to reinit
sendmail with the new aliases) will require root priveledges which arent
available to the nobody/nobody account that apache runs in.

Is there something that I've missed along the way?

> -----Original Message-----
> From: mailman-users-admin at python.org
> [mailto:mailman-users-admin at python.org]On Behalf Of David Champion
> Sent: Tuesday, September 12, 2000 3:05 PM
> To: Ron Jarrell
> Cc: Scott Brown; Mailman-Users at python.org
> Subject: [Mailman-Users] Re: User control over newlist?
> On 2000.09.12, in
> < at vtserf.cc.vt.edu>,
> 	"Ron Jarrell" <jarrell at vt.edu> wrote:
> >
> > Primarily because there's not a single clean mechanism for
> getting the aliases into the
> > system after the list is created...
> But with exim and sendmail (at least) that's not even necessary.
> --
>  -D.	dgc at uchicago.edu	NSIT	University of Chicago
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