You are here: Home > Participate > Join a Discussion > Mailman Archives
<<< Chronological >>> Author Index    Subject Index <<< Threads >>>

Re: list

  • To: Roderik Muit < >
  • From: Mats Dufberg < >
  • Date: Wed, 11 Feb 1998 19:27:40 +0100 (MET)
  • Cc:

On Wed, 11 Feb 1998, Roderik Muit wrote:

> This mechanism is in place - mostly. It is impossible to subscribe
> someone else than the source-address of the e-mail to the list
> automatically.  But they can subscribe themselves.  (If people send a
> mail with 'subscribe anti-spam' to majordomo@localhost, this is done
> automatically; if they send a mail with 'subscribe anti-spam
> someone@localhost, the request needs to be confirmed by a human.)
> (This does not, however, stop people from forging a subscription
> e-mail to majordomo, so that it seems to come from e.g.
> <false.address@localhost, and subscribing 'themselves' to the list.
> I personally doubt whether we would want to spend our resources on
> approving every single subscription request to a RIPE mailinglist
> manually. Especially since it would not yield much;
> some.student.hackers@localhost could still forge mail from
> a.journalist@localhost, and the moderator would probably not spot
> this & subscribe him.)

There is an option in Majordomo that forces the subscriber to confirm
the subscription. If that is on a key is sent to the subscriber-to-be,
and has to be returned before the subscription is valid. It is not
bullet proof, but better than nothing, and it's automatic.


Mats Dufberg
KTHNOC, KTH, S-100 44 Stockholm, Sweden
Telefon/Phone:  +46-8+790 83 46  Fax: +46-8-10 25 10
Email: dufberg@localhost
SUNET:s www-katalog:

  • Post To The List:
  • Follow-Ups:
  • References:
<<< Chronological >>> Author    Subject <<< Threads >>>