[Mailman-Users] Stupid newbie request
dragon at crimson-dragon.com
Sun Aug 27 19:03:30 CEST 2006
Bob Landman sent the message below at 09:24 AM 8/27/2006:
>Not true Mark. My list has that option turned off and I checked
>A,B,C list pages and none of the subcribers had that box checked.
>And as for running a script - how can I do that when I don't have
>command line authority as Mailman for me is hosted by a commercial
>website? How do I run such a script (provided I can find someone to
>write it for me)?
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I can't seem to get it to NOT work except as expected when the
private_roster setting is set to List Admin Only.
I did several tests in various combinations. I put the who command
followed by a valid admin, moderator or user password on a single
line in the request e-mail.
When private_roster is set to Anyone, it works even without a password.
When private_roster is set to List Members, it requires a password
but any valid member, moderator or administrator password works.
When private_roster is set to Admin Only, moderator or administrator
Is the command returning anything at all?
Is the address you are sending it to correct? It should be in the
form listname-request at example.com
Which type of password are you using?
What is private_roster set to? (You find that on the Privacy
Options->Subscription Rules page).
Without further information, the only thing I can think of that would
be preventing this is that your provider has decided to disable this
feature. Have you tried contacting them to ask?
Do you know what version of mailman they are running?
The scripts that were referred to in the FAQ run on your machine, not
the server. They query the admin web interface and extract the
information. You do not need CLI access on the host machine, you only
need to have Python installed on your own machine. Similar scripts
can be devised in Perl, PHP or any other language that can retrieve a
web page and parse a text file.
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