[Mailman-Users] How to turn off plain text passwords?

Stephen J. Turnbull stephen at xemacs.org
Wed Nov 2 02:25:23 CET 2011

Jeffrey Walton writes:

 > I wish these list managers would get a f**king clue and do things
 > securely.

By which you mean what?  What we've learned over the last 30 years is
that when application developers try to do security, they generally
miss something.  AFAICS Mailman 2 did the right thing for its time:
provide minimal security against idle mischief and admit that there
was no security against hell-bent miscreants.  Mailman 3 is taking
advantage of a decade of progress in security and network application
design, and providing the hooks needed to allow admins to configure
system security services.  (This can be done with Mailman 2 as well,
but not as smoothly.)

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