On Sat, 8 Jul 1995, Edmund Gin wrote:
> 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.
> 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,
> 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.
No, according to the 'list'.cf file only subscription requests are
affected by the 'closed'. A closed list must have all sub requests OKed
by the maintainer.
Or am I thinking of something else?