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

Richard Barrett r.barrett at openinfo.co.uk
Tue Oct 19 22:05:02 CEST 2004

On 19 Oct 2004, at 19:50, Brad Knowles wrote:

> 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 
> <http://www.python.org/cgi-bin/faqw-mm.py?req=show&file=faq01.024.htp> 
> 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?
> 	Yes.
>>                   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.

Not so. But you do need to specify what gid the MTA will run the MM 
delivery script under and what gid the Web Server will run Mailman's 
cgi scripts as.

>>  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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