[Mailman-Users] Dynamic subscriber lists

Luc Brouard mailing-lists at slortar.net
Mon Feb 2 23:28:09 CET 2004

On Mon, Feb 02, 2004 at 09:16:53PM +0100, Brad Knowles wrote:
> At 12:09 PM -0600 2004/02/02, Chris Barnes wrote:
> > This is a repost of a question I asked last week.  NOBODY replied - even
> > just to say "can't be done".
> 	Speaking only for myself, if I am silent on an advanced technical 
> issue, that usually means that I have no clue how the problem might 
> be solved.
> > I am considering using a real MLM to manage the mailling lists we use
> > within our department.   However, one of the requirement for this is
> > that the product must be able to get is subscriber list from our LDAP
> > (OpenLDAP 3) information store.
> >
> > For example, in LDAP there is an attribute for each user that tells us
> > whether they are "faculty", "staff", "grad", or "undergrad"  (there are
> > others, but this works for the example).
> >
> > I need a MLM that can make an LDAP query and get all of the "faculty",
> > then send the message out.  It needs to do this for EVERY message for
> > that list.
> 	I'm quite certain that the current version of Mailman does not 
> support alternative back-end databases, whether SQL or LDAP or 
> whatever.  I do not know of any mailing list package that can use 
> LDAP as a back-end, although there are some that can use SQL (e.g., 
> Lyris, which is an expensive commercial package).

I think that sympa can do LDAP.

Just switch from it, because there were no command line scripts out of
the box.


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