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Re: Testing list changes.



On 2001-12-07 (Friday) at 14:27:45 +0100, ?ukasz Grochal wrote:
> Wichert Akkerman <wichert@wiggy.net> writes:
> > Previously Jaakko Niemi wrote:
> >>  If you are reading this, I screwed up.
> >
> > What are you trying to do? Being able to post to this list has
> > some merits.
> 
> Are you really sure that there are any reasons to permit posting
> from accounts that are _not_ subscribed to the list? And if so - not
> to restrict those to a group of just few, automatically moderating
> out any other? I personally do not see any and I believe this is what
> the whole problem is about. And in listar, this is controlled by
> (surprise!) _one_ configuration variable (and perhaps some |DIAGNOSTIC|
> subscriber flags). I doubt it is more complicated in whatever-sort-
> -of-mailing-list-software-this-list-uses.

I believe Debian's lists use SmartList in which case all that needs
doing is to make sure "foreign_submit" is unset in rc.custom for the
list (i.e.  it's mentioned on a line on it's own with no following
value).  I've been emailing listmaster (which turned out to be Jaakko
Niemi) off-list requesting this behaviour to reduce spam, it looks
like he might be trying to implement it.  This setting will allow
subscribers to post to the list but not non-subscribers (including
spammers).

Mark.

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