[Mailman-Users] listname-request lists command

Mark Sapiro msapiro at value.net
Fri Mar 30 03:55:14 CEST 2007

Jennifer Oxelson wrote:
>I see the 'lists' command set to listname-requests keys off the 
>DEFAULT_LIST_ADVERTISED setting in the mm_cfg.py file.

Where do you see that?

>Is there any 
>future plans to have the mlist.advertised value come from the actual 
>individual list configurations (e.g., *advertised* option set in the web 
>admin interface under the privacy setting)?  As it stands now, the 
>email-based listname-request lists and the web display of lists provide 
>different results (not a big deal, but it has caused some confusion with 
>our staff).

As Dragon said in his reply, the lists command only lists those lists
for which advertised is true with the exception that the list you sent
the command to is always listed.

There is another possible reason for the difference. If
VIRTUAL_HOST_OVERVIEW is yes (the default), the lists email command
will list those advertised lists whose host_name attribute matches
that of the list to which the command was sent, whereas the listinfo
and admin overview pages will list those advertised lists whose
web_page_url attribute contains the hostname of the URL used to access
the page. Thus, if there is not a unique mapping between the host in
the list's web_page_url attribute and the list's host_name attribute,
this can cause the two lists to be different.

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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