[Mailman-Users] Need capability of link to archived messages

Darren G Pifer dpifer at odu.edu
Thu Apr 17 20:11:34 CEST 2008

On Fri, 2008-04-18 at 02:45 +0900, Stephen J. Turnbull wrote:
> Darren G Pifer writes:
>  > The issue was no such much the moderator had to approve the message
>  > because of the size but the fact that the e-mail messages to the list
>  > are rather large.
> This stripping would be almost trivial except that it's difficult to
> predict what the URL would be (archiving is done asynchronously).  If
> you can predict what the URL will be, then I believe it would be a few
> lines of Python to demote the body (ie, the log's text) to a MIME part
> before passing it to the archiver.  At that point you use the
> stripping function in the archiver.  Finally, after the archiver gets
> it, you remove that MIME part, too, and substitute the URL.
> If logs are submitted to the system at reasonably long intervals, it
> should be possible to predict the URL with sufficient accuracy.

Unfortunately, the logs are sent once a hour. The frequency of this is
so the operators can review the log for certain information so they can
act on it.  We may be able change this to 2 hours but I need to check
with the head of operations.  The operators also get a printout of the
log, too, so maybe the frequency can be changed for e-mail only.

> I gather you're not in a hurry, maybe I can take a hack at this over
> the weekend.  It would be helpful to know the pattern with which logs
> are generated at your site.

I don't have time myself to work something up so I am dependent on
others for this.  If you can do this, this will help us out greatly and
I suppose others who could use this functionality.

Thanks, Darren

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