[Mailman-Users] hot to setup a commits list?

Brad Knowles brad at stop.mail-abuse.org
Tue May 16 19:31:30 CEST 2006

At 3:24 PM -0200 2006-05-16, Manlio Perillo wrote:

>>>   The list is moderated but, since it is a nuisance to have to approve all
>>>   messages, I'm thinking to remove the moderation flag on the address used
>>>   by the script.
>>      This is precisely what we do for several "commits" type lists that I
>>  run for the NTP Public Services Project.  Works fine for us.
>  Ok, but it is not secure.

	No, not perfectly secure.  Someone could spoof the sending 
address and get their post through to the whole list.

>  But, as I can see, it is the only solution.

	Unless you can get the commit notification process to add an 
"Approved: password" line to the headers of your message, or the 
first line of the message body, I don't see any way that the security 
could be further improved, at least as far as Mailman is concerned.

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

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