[Mailman-Users] Is this real? (Missing Password Message)
Barry A. Warsaw
barry at python.org
Fri Nov 29 05:29:00 CET 2002
>>>>> "Tim" == Tim <QSL at softhome.net> writes:
Tim> One of my list managers forwarded the below to me and I've
Tim> never seen anything like it before. My question is: Is this
Tim> a legitimate Mailman v2.0.8 message or is it a worm generated
Tim> message (notice the "To: undisclosed-recipients: ;")? Note
Tim> I've replaced the valid user address with x's
Tim> User: 'xxxxxx at xxx.xxx' List: elecraft
Tim> lacks a password. Please notify the Mailman system manager at
Tim> this site!
It's for real. Earlier versions of Mailman could leave the user
database in an inconsistent state, where there's a record of the user
but no password registered for the user. This is warning about that
state (I don't know why you got the undisclosed-recipients).
Off hand, the best way to solve the problem is probably to unsub the
addr and re-sub it.
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