[Mailman-Users] remove_members program

Jeff Grossman jeffg at turners.com
Sun Sep 27 05:33:33 CEST 2009

On Sat, 26 Sep 2009 11:56:52 -0700, "Mark Sapiro" <mark at msapiro.net> wrote:
> Jeff Grossman wrote:
>>Is there a way to either use the remove_members program of unsubscribe a
>>member from all lists using the web?  I would prefer this instead of
>>having to connect to the server via ssh each time I want to use it.
> There is currently no global web unsubscribe.
> What I do is allow the web server to run certain Mailman commands. I
> have fairly tight control of the web site, and only allow it to run
> find_member, list_members and a local invite_members command. You
> could do something similar.
> The way it works is I have a compiled wrapper in Mailman's bin/
> directory. This wrapper is owned and executable by the web server and
> is group mailman and SETGID. The wrapper itself is invoked with an
> argument string which is simply the command line you want it to
> execute. It checks if the command is allowed and if so, invokes it.
> This wrapper is called by some php web applications.
> You could make a wrapper to fit your needs and make a php script with
> whatever security you want to receive some post data and invoke the
> command. However, you probably don't want to do this if untrusted
> users can create web pages on the server.
> I have attached a sample wrapper to the FAQ at
> <http://wiki.list.org/x/uIA9>.

Thanks for the valuable information.  Currently that whole process is a bit
over my head.  But, after a few days of reading I am sure I will have it
figured out.  Hopefully I can get started on learning how to do it


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