[Mailman-Users] Re: Or just hack it (WAS: Re: Zest as an Archiver)
Paul H Byerly
paul at thcwd.com
Fri Oct 17 18:48:36 CEST 2003
Brad Knowles wrote:
> Paul H Byerly wrote:
> > You can have a public list that is hidden. Just set it to no
> > for "Advertise this list when people ask what lists are on this
> > machine?" in "Privacy options"
> I'm not talking about the list. It's already hidden. I'm
>talking about the archives for the list. I'd like them to be hidden
>but not restricted by password.
I'm not sure I understand, if the list is hidden, are not the
archives? Are you trying to have them unsearchable by Google and the
like? Adding the proper meta will take care of that, and if you set it in
article.html it will be on each post.
If you want a private archive but don't want to have to get a
password to everyone then set up a guest login/password combination and put
it on the log in page (private.html) so anyone who gets there can
login.Just subscribe guest at my.domain.com with password guest, and set the
account to no-mail. To make it more clean, set the user name and password
as hidden fields, so only the "Let me in button" shows. You could even use
screen nothing more than a flicker as folks enter.
The only down side to this is someone could go to options and change
the setting for the account, which would do no damage other than closing
the door. Setting the password as hidden and using JS to execute would
reduce the chances of this.
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