[Mailman-Users] Backing up Mailman list installations
J C Lawrence
claw at kanga.nu
Thu Nov 29 08:36:54 CET 2001
On Thu, 29 Nov 2001 02:09:17 -0500
Jon Carnes <jonc at haht.com> wrote:
> Cool scripts.
> I used to do something similar, and then I moved over to using
> "ncftp" to drop the tarball off on my backup-server. A matter of
> preference, but I like that better than mailing myself the
Originally I kept the tarballs as versioned files in a ZOO archive.
I didn't like this as ZOO suffers as a tool and there was no
Then I used to SSH/scp the tarballs to myself on another system. I
didn't like this as it required that the tool that did the file copy
must be able to authenticate itself on the other system (ie SSH
public key authentication). I didn't like that as compromise of the
local system thereby implied compromise of the the other system as
well (or at least questions of untrusted shell access). Not good.
No I mail them. No trust models required other than the fact that
I'm implicitly exposing the tarballs en-route to interception, and
thus the password/membership base as well. Well, that would be a
problem except that the root account on that box delivers to a local
mbox which I collect over an IMAP-SSL connection (the wonders of
So, I get a decent trust model *and* distribution.
J C Lawrence
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