[Mailman-Users] Somebody could not subscribe to pypy-dev at python.org

Laura Creighton lac at openend.se
Sun Apr 26 09:07:54 CEST 2015

In a message of Sat, 25 Apr 2015 08:42:10 -0700, Mark Sapiro writes:
>On 04/22/2015 09:49 PM, Laura Creighton wrote:
>> Maybe at the point where we mention 'you must have cookies enabled'
>> we should mention that load balancers can cause problems?
>What Stephen said plus, the stuff about cookies is on admin, moderator
>and private archive logon pages which someone who goes to the listinfo
>page to subscribe doesn't see.  Of course, you are free to edit the
>listinfo page(s) for your list(s) via the web admin UI "Edit the public
>HTML pages and text files" link and add whatever text you want there.
>As I said before, this is reported as a bug
><https://bugs.launchpad.net/mailman/+bug/1447445> which is "fixed" for
>the next release, and which fix has been installed for the
>mail.python.org Mailman. The fix is for IPv4 addresses, only require the
>first 3 octets to match and for IPv6 addresses, only require the address
>up to the last : to match. This would have avoided the issue in your
>user's case, and I think will avoid it in most if not all cases. Also,
>the error messages have been augmented to try to make them point more
>directly to the problem.
>Mark Sapiro <mark at msapiro.net>        The highway is for gamblers,
>San Francisco Bay Area, California    better use your sense - B. Dylan

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