On Wed, 8 Nov 1995, Dave Wolfe wrote:
> As for interactive configuration or using web forms, I've written a web
> form (in Perl using the CGI modules) to capture information necessary
> to set up a list. I don't attempt to automatically set up the list
> for numerous reasons, some philosophical and some pragmatic, but it
> certainly helps both the requester and me in gathering the information.
I have some homegrown perl scripts also and combine it with a procmail
script in the majordom account. I use the strategy of having the form
output which is mailed to majordom forwarded to me by procmail where I
visually check it (my script checks for and rejects the obvious) and
bounce it back to majordom. This time procmail pipes it to a perl script
that does everything except create the sendmail aliases (I don't have the
privs). Those are made into an email request to root to create them.
I also have a perl script that filters PMDF mailserv list memberships
(use send/list) and creates a md list file out of it for porting lists.
If you don't know and use perl, you are probably making life harder for
here is the url for my form:
Rich Haller, JAPH