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

Mauricio Tavares raub at grove.circa.ufl.edu
Wed Oct 20 18:04:08 CEST 2004

John Wheaton wrote:

> Hello,
> I am curious whether Mailman will work on Solaris, and how best to  
> integrate it with our current web site. Our school maintains an  
> informational website at www.stfrancishighschool.com, hosted by IgLou 
> in  Louisville. We have been discussing with a few alumni the 
> possibility of  creating mailing lists for the alums, and Mailman 
> seems like a good  solution. We have also looked into Majordomo, which 
> IgLou will administer  for additional monthly charges. We would like 
> to save money.
> 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?

    What you are asking is exactly what I am planning on doing here.  We 
have a mail server (Solaris 8 box) which is currently being used as 
mailman's website.  What we are going to do is to NFS mount the mailman 
directory in our webserver (a Solaris 9 box) so it can be accessed 
there. Probably, the best way to do it is kinda like what you infered: 
install mailman in the webserver and then automount the data 
directories. I'll be playing with that and keep you all posted with my 

> 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.
> Thanks for your help.
> John Wheaton,
> Technology Coordinator
> St. Francis High School
> 233 W. Broadway
> Louisville, KY 40202

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