[Mailman-Users] how to disable "lists" display in email

Mark Sapiro msapiro at value.net
Fri Jul 14 20:01:09 CEST 2006

Dragon wrote:

>Catherine Maxwell sent the message below at 09:42 7/14/2006:
>>When someone sends a request message to our Mailman server with the
>>command "lists" it returns a list of mailing lists on the server --
>>even those lists that are set to private. We would like to either
>>find out how to make sure private lists are not returned in the
>>message or to disable the "lists" command entirely. How do we do that?
>---------------- End original message. ---------------------
>Hmm... that is kind of strange. I didn't think it is supposed to work 
>like that but I decided to double-check on my installation to ensure 
>I didn't have the same problem. (I have mailman 2.1.5 installed, I 
>eventually need to update to 2.1.8, maybe this weekend).
>So when I sent the lists command to 
>mailman-requests at crimson-dragon.com, it replied with the correct 
>information for my server (only the two public lists and not the two 
>private ones):

Dragon is correct. The code hasn't changed since 2002 and it only
reports 'advertised' lists with the one exception that if listx is
unadvertised, we show it anyway if you sent the command to
listx-request since you already are aware of that list.

Mark Sapiro <msapiro at value.net>       The highway is for gamblers,
San Francisco Bay Area, California    better use your sense - B. Dylan

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