[Mailman-Users] Search feature?

Richard Barrett r.barrett at openinfo.co.uk
Sat May 24 10:10:15 CEST 2003

At 05:19 24/05/2003, Dan Wright US2002021042 wrote:
>Does this work for private archives as well?

One of the features of my Mailman-htdig integration patch #444884 is that 
it provides a per-list search form on each archived list's TOC page and 
that it does apply the same access controls as regular MM for accessing 
private archive pages. Thus, unless a user has authenticated themselves to 
MM's private CGI script they cannot access the list search form, each 
subsequent use of the search form is now authenticated, and each access via 
a link into a private archive returned in the search results is also 

>The problem I've ran into is installing htdig on the archives is that
>you really cant keep list security in tact very easily.

I agree that simply setting up Htdig without my patch #444884 means that 
preserving archive privacy may be a problem; hence the patch :)

>On Fri, 2003-05-23 at 13:09, Richard Barrett wrote:
> > At 14:56 23/05/2003, Tex wrote:
> > >Hello,
> > >
> > >I use Mailman through my web host (one of the reasons for choosing them,
> > >actually!), so whatever info you can supply me I will pass along to them.
> > >
> > >Is there a search capability or add-on for archived messages? My mailing
> > >list deals with specific topics that were a search available, it would
> > >eliminate the need for repeating messages.
> > >
> > >If there is not a "plug-in" available for Mailman, would a basic cgi 
> search
> > >script installed on my site work as long as it was pointed to my 
> account on
> > >the Mailman server? (most web hosts, mine included, have the Mailman
> > >install on a server separate from the web accounts).
> >
> > There is a patch for Mailman, which you might like to consider:
> >
> > 
> http://sourceforge.net/tracker/index.php?func=detail&aid=444884&group_id=103&atid=300103
> >
> > which I maintain and which integrates MM with the Htdig search engine.
> >
> > One advantage with this patch is that it provides per-list searching with
> > the search form on each archived list's TOC page, which in a hosted mail
> > list environment may be a suitable solution. This solution also maintains
> > MM's list privacy, which may also be preferable in a hosted environment.
> > But it is all down to the willingness of your hosting supplier to install
> > Htdig, install the MM-htdig integration patch and run the cron script that
> > maintains the per-list search indexes.
> >
> > Let me know if you need any advice on deploying this solution.
> >
> > >Thanks for your time,
> > >
> > >Tex Green

Richard Barrett                                      http://www.openinfo.co.uk

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