Sanjeev Sisodiya writes:
> I've just started using majordomo v 1.92 and have a question.
> Why was the process of creating a list not automated? It seems
> like this would be a fairly standard set of steps each time.
Yes, and despite the differences between systems that Brent points
out, it seems well worth while to provide a customizable script (or
one for each system) to automate list creation.
> The only down side I can see is that at some point you'd have
> to have a script that ran as root to modify the aliases file
> (on a typical unix/sendmail system).
Is there any reason (security or otherwise) that sendmail could not
allow inclusion of user created alias files, provided that all such
aliases are dominated by the system aliases and local login names?
User created aliases would have to not conflict with each other too,
but first-come-first-serve should work OK.
This is clearly beyond majordomo, but I thought someone on this list
ought to know what the issues are. I'd like to be able to allow users
to create aliases on the fly (for my WWW interface), but the only way
I can think of to do this now is to fake it by using a single alias to
a command that gets the real alias from a header line.
Daniel LaLiberte (email@example.com)
National Center for Supercomputing Applications