[Mailman-Users] ban_list example?
r.barrett at ftel.co.uk
Mon Oct 13 21:12:07 CEST 2003
On Monday, October 13, 2003, at 06:28 pm, Scott Lambert wrote:
> On Mon, Oct 13, 2003 at 11:31:57AM -0500, Skip Montanaro wrote:
>> David> I tried ...
>> David> joe at abc.com
>> David> ^*@xyz.com
>> David> ... but got an invalid value error.
> Not knowing anything about mailman's use of these values:
> The "^.*something" regex is equivalent to just "something".
> "^.*" is useless, confusing and should never be used in a regex for the
> regex libraries with which I am familiar.
The regex says, and will only be true if:
^ match at start of email address string
.* match any string i.e.any alias
@ match a following @ character
xyz.com match a given mail domain. Actually, this would be better as
xyz\.com so that a literal period was matched rather than any character
between the xyz and com substrings matching.
So what is wrong with that.
Personally I would have said the following to tighten up the
specification but that is just my prejudices:
^[^@]+ at xyz\.com$
> Scott Lambert
> lambert at lambertfam.org
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