[Mailman-Users] Mailman on Solaris-based web server

Brad Knowles brad at stop.mail-abuse.org
Tue Oct 19 20:50:26 CEST 2004

At 4:42 PM -0400 2004-10-18, John Wheaton wrote:

>  I am curious whether Mailman will work on Solaris,

	Yes, it will work on Solaris.  See 
for some information on this topic.

>                                                     and how best to
>  integrate it with our current web site.

	That's a tougher question.  How do you want it to integrate with 
your web site?

>  Can Mailman be installed alongside our website? In other words, is it
>  self contained?


>                   Can its bin and lib files, for example, be installed
>  in our web directory, and still allow Mailman to function?

	Do you mean as an unprivileged user?  No, that won't work. 
Mailman needs to be installed as it's own userid/groupid, which needs 
to be the same that will be used by the web server and the mail 
server, at least for the Mailman-related functions.

>  Our other possible solution is to host the mailing lists on one of our
>  own Linux servers, if the app cannot be installed on our host's server.
>  Since we run Exchange Server, I am trying to simplify matters by hosting
>  the mailing lists offsite, though.

	You're running Exchange Server on Linux?!?  If you've got a Linux 
box somewhere and you have privileged access to that machine, you can 
install and run Mailman there.  The Linux box should have the 
software you will need to interface with Mailman, typically something 
like Apache (for the web server) and sendmail or postfix (for the 
mail server).

	Exchange would be something run somewhere else, presumably on a 
Windows server of some sort.

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