[Mailman3-dev] Problem with the schema

Ian Eiloart iane at sussex.ac.uk
Fri Apr 1 11:14:27 CEST 2005



--On April 1, 2005 01:03:51 -0800 J C Lawrence <claw at kanga.nu> wrote:

> On Fri, 01 Apr 2005 09:53:32 +0100
> Ian Eiloart <iane at sussex.ac.uk> wrote:
>
>> I wouldn't expect Mailman to know that I also have other accounts -
>> but 'i.eiloart' is just a mail alias for 'iane', so it *could* handle
>> that.
>
> If you have an account object...
>
> And that account object knows all your email addresses, by whatever
> means, LDAP, policy, regexes, big long table, private phone line to
> GHod, whatever...
>
> And lists via rosters check that account object for a given email
> address...
>
> Then the Account object should be able to return a True/False or
> whatever other result is needed as applicable.
>
> More specifically this doesn't seem a particularly intereting corner.
> It mostly seems a question of building in the appropriate delegation
> verbs.
>
>>>> And, when it comes to addresses... We manage many mail domains here.
>>>> Some are synonymous (susx.ac.uk and sussex.ac.uk, for example), and
>>>> others aren't. Mailman should permit me to define synonymous local
>>>> mail domains so that when iane at susx.ac.uk is allowed to post to a
>>>> list, then iane at sussex.ac.uk is too.
>
>>> Yeah, this is one we haven't tackled.
>
> Does the above seem a reasonable approach?  Of course it presumes that
> the account class supports mix-ins/plug-ins.

Yes, it looks good to me.



-- 
Ian Eiloart
Servers Team
Sussex University ITS



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