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Subject: Re: "noadvertise" not working as advertised? :)
From: Dave Wolfe <dwolfe @ risc . sps . mot . com>
Date: Mon, 20 Jan 1997 09:59:23 -0600 (CST)
To: jpeek @ jpeek . com (Jerry Peek)
Cc: majordomo-workers @ greatcircle . com
In-reply-to: <> from "Jerry Peek" at Jan 18, 97 08:29:34 pm
Reply-to: Dave Wolfe <david_wolfe @ risc . sps . mot . com>

[ Jerry Peek writes: ]
> I'm using Majordomo 1.94.1 on a Sparc running SunOS 4.1.3, perl 4.036.
> The FAQ says something I haven't been able to reproduce:
>     3.5 - How can I hide lists so they can't be viewed by 'lists'?
>     That is what advertise and noadvertise are for. ...
>     A list display follows the rules:
> >>>>  1. If the from address is on the list, it is shown.
>       2. If the from address matches a regexp in noadvertise (e.g. /.*/) the
>          list is not shown.
> #1 doesn't seem to be true: the list is never advertised, even to
> addresses on the list.
> If I'm not missing something, which needs fixing: majordomo or the FAQ?

It appears that the test for list membership was removed in 1.94, so
it would appear that the FAQ is out of date in this respect. The more
important question is, is this how we want it to work?

 Dave Wolfe

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