# At 15:35 7/8/95 -0400, Charles Radley wrote:
# >I have been administering a MD list but I do not have root access.
# >We were spammed by an anonymous hacker.
# >I learned that anybody can post to an unmoderated list.
# >I do not have time to moderate the list.
# >The method described in the DOCS to restrict posting to registered
# >list members is not feasible for me since I do not have root access.
# >Even the sysadmin with root access would have a tough time it seems.
# >What is the simplest thing to do with the minimum of work for my
# >sysadmin ?
# >If the answer is "read the docs", please say so, and we will just
# >try to do what it says somehow....
# Correct me if I'm wrong, but I think the way to prevent this from happening
# again is to make the list "closed". If I remember correctly (and my memory
# has bee quite shoddy over the last little while), making the list "closed"
# will result in having the mail bounced to the list owner to be approved
# before being sent to the rest of the list. Therefore, you, as list admin,
A closed list is one in which subscription requests must be approved by the
list owner. A moderated list is one in which messages postings must be
approved by the "moderator".
# will get the spamming (to be approved or disapproved), and the members of
# the list will be spared. Not too sure that making the list "moderated" is
# quite the way you want to go in this case..."closing" it may be more
# appropriate. And yes, it'll have to be done by your majordomo admin.
This can be done by whomever has the administrative password for the list