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Subject: Re: allowing access to restricted commands with "list.allow" file
From: Dave Wolfe <dwolfe @ risc . sps . mot . com>
Date: Wed, 4 Dec 1996 13:01:44 -0600 (CST)
To: tibbs @ hpc . uh . edu (Jason L Tibbitts III)
Cc: majordomo-workers @ greatcircle . com
In-reply-to: <ufaral6uqkh.fsf@sina.hpc.uh.edu> from "Jason L Tibbitts III" at Dec 4, 96 12:12:14 pm
Reply-to: Dave Wolfe <david_wolfe @ risc . sps . mot . com>

[ Jason L Tibbitts III writes: ]
> 
> >>>>> "DW" == Dave Wolfe <dwolfe@risc.sps.mot.com> writes:
> 
> DW> (i.e. I'd change is_list_member to take a pathname argument instead of
> DW> $listdir and $list, then use it in resend and add error checking to
> DW> check_access).
> 
> I would go almost the same way, but instead I'd disallow referencing
> anything by absolute pathname.  Instead I'd give proper methods from within
> Majordomo to add to various auxiliary files.
> 
> Some of the auxiliary files I'm thinking of:
> 
> File to hold allowed posters, for use with restrict_post.
> File to hold additional addresses used by list membered.  This would
>   contain a mechanism for these addresses to be removed automatically when
>   one of them unsubscribes.
> File holding addresses which are exempt from administrivia/taboo
>   checks. Why?  So messages from, say, Chan, Dave and I don't get held up
>   like they are now.  (Chan's patch #4 announcement is held up for some
>   reason.)

Unless "File" means "List of files", that's too restrictive. I also
think not allowing absolute paths is a bit restrictive, but I suppose I
can get around that via symlinks, so what's the point of not allowing
them?

-- 
 Dave Wolfe


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