[Mailman-Users] News gateway

Jon Carnes jonc at nc.rr.com
Mon Apr 28 05:51:43 CEST 2003

Mailman version 2.1.1 may have better performance (able to gate the
messages even while moderating the senders), but I haven't tested that

I've set this up for a few companies using version 2.0.13.  I used an
external news reader (like slrn) to read in the new articles, then
pumped the articles into Mailman using an approved header.  I let
mailman pump new mail out to the news groups.

Note: there are two tricky parts to this,
 - check that the news post did not originate from the Mailman list (if
it did then toss it away, *don't* push it back to the list)
 - Put a header in the gated news-group messages so that the the
messages are not re-fed back to the newsgroup via Mailman. 

Jon Carnes

On Fri, 2003-04-25 at 17:34, Nils Vogels wrote:
> Hi there!
> I'm kinda puzzling and hoping to achieve the following:
> List 'to-usenet' is a mailing list, which has a few subscriptions, that all
> wish to get all the articles in a random newsgroup, and send messages to the
> list, which will then be distributed over the members of the list, and to
> usenet.
> The list has to be protected from postings by non-members, since I really do
> not want to take the chance of gating any spam towards usenet (and get hung
> upside down by my ISP).
> How do I achieve this? 
> The configuration I have now, can either moderate all non-user posts, which
> also moderates usenet posts, since they are from non-users to mailman as
> well.. or, not moderate all non-user traffic.
> Moderation is not an option for me, since it means I have to approve every
> message that needs to be distributed .. for each newsgroup they are interested
> in :(
> Grtz, 
> Nils.
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