[Mailman-Users] Blocking few features for listadmin

Jon Carnes jonc at haht.com
Wed Apr 10 17:58:00 CEST 2002

This is a tough one.  The best way to handle it, is simply lay down the law
and remove admins who break your rules.

In addition to that, you can write a script that checks on list configs
regularly and reports any changes to you.  You can also have the script set
any values back to your preferred defaults for each list, and send a warning
note to the admins of the list.

A harder option is to edit the source code so that some values are not
displayed in the Web-admin.  Those options would have to be set by the
system admin via the command line tools.

...Actually, I just looked at the source code for the admin cgi and you can
easily put in an over-ride for any web-admin chosen variable.  So if they
wanted to change the size of an allowed email, it would look to them as
though they could change it, but whatever value they choose would be
over-ridden when posting. A static value compiled into the admin cgi would
be very easy, and it wouldn't be too hard to have a value dumped in via a
text file or database.

Hope this helps - Jon Carnes
----- Original Message -----
From: "sunny" <hellozappy2k at yahoo.com>
To: <mailman-users at python.org>
Sent: Wednesday, April 10, 2002 1:46 AM
Subject: [Mailman-Users] Blocking few features for listadmin

>  I am running mailman ver 2.08 on Solaris 8 with
>  multiple listadmins the problem some listadmin's are
>  changing The list admin's email address and also
>  "Maximum length in Kb of a message body" to 0 which
>  is
>  choking the servers. Can i customize the mailman so
>  that these fileds will not be available for the list
>  admin to change.
> Regards
> DK
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