[Mailman-Users] Pipermail public mailing list archive question

Brad Knowles brad at stop.mail-abuse.org
Sat Sep 25 14:15:57 CEST 2004

At 8:08 PM -0700 2004-09-24, Dana Rasmussen wrote:

>  Is it absolutely necessary to configure the web server to point to
>  the Pipermail public archives?

	If you want the archives to be accessible, yes.  Since Mailman 
puts a number of headers (and optionally, footers) on the outgoing 
messages which make reference to the archives, you will also break 
those links if you don't allow people to access the archives via the 

>  Can this step be skipped?

	Heck, you can skip just about anything you want.  The question is 
whether or not you are willing to pay the price of doing so.

	You could easily skip breathing, if you wanted.  Of course, you 
wouldn't live too much longer, so the question is whether or not you 
know what the potential consequences are of your actions and whether 
you are willing to pay that price.

Brad Knowles, <brad at stop.mail-abuse.org>

"Those who would give up essential Liberty, to purchase a little
temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety."

     -- Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790), reply of the Pennsylvania
     Assembly to the Governor, November 11, 1755

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