[Mailman-Users] newlist auto-generate password

Barry Finkel b19141 at anl.gov
Wed Jul 16 18:07:34 CEST 2008

Don Hone wrote:

>There doesn't seem to be an option to have a system generated password
>when running bin/newlist from the command line. Is this correct? If so,
>I would appreciate this be added as an enhancement request.
>The ability to create a list from the command line is good since it creates 
>the aliases lines for me.

I do not see why you would want the system to generate a list admin
password when you create the list.  The bin/newlist script wants
you to generate a password.  If Mailman were to generate a random
password, how would it tell you what it was?  You need that password
to do any list administration via the web.  I am not sure that I
would want a random password for a list admin, as it would be hard
to remember.  When I, as Mailman administrator, create a new list
for someone, either the requestor gives me the password, or I choose
a password and let the requestor change it.  I would never be able
to remember a really random password, unless I used it multiple
times each day to do list maintenance.
Barry S. Finkel
Computing and Information Systems Division
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