[Mailman-Users] The & causing a problem

Ed ed at easent.net
Wed Dec 3 21:26:21 CET 2003

While this is all true to some degree, don't overlook something even more 
obvious with regards to mailman, the web interface in trying to display 
that list name would actually be trying to display a page that takes a 
parameter. Apache / IIS would be significantly confused for sure.  &'s are 
not valid in HTML file names as they specify a part of a parameter list on 
the url.

It's always a good practice to stick with a-z 0-9 _-. only in names and 
you'll never have any sort of issue with email servers or web servers.

just my 0.02 worth

At 03:08 PM 12/3/2003 -0500, you wrote:
> >>>>> "SW" == Simon White <simon at caperet.com> writes:
>SW> The & in shell has a special meaning, it would have to be "escaped",
>SW> because
>If you read Business Week, the "Tech & You" column has a comment email
>address of tech&you at businessweek.com
>Just because the unix shell does something with & doesn't mean it is
>invalid for local part of email addresses.  The Mailman aliases should
>protect that in any case, because it could be used as a vector for
>attack, even if it does require sysadmin assistance ;-)
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