I am the creator and administrator of all lists I've set up on a mailman
install and my email is listed under general options of list administrator
When I send a -request message with who in subject line, I get a bounce that
I dont have permission to get list of members.
This only happens with lists that I am NOT subscribed to, otherwise no
problem.

I assume there is a setting somewhere I'm missing? I'd rather not have to
join each list

Thanks (Mark :>) ) in advance.

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  • Mark Sapiro at Sep 24, 2007 at 3:01 am

    Brian Luria wrote:
    I am the creator and administrator of all lists I've set up on a mailman
    install and my email is listed under general options of list administrator
    When I send a -request message with who in subject line, I get a bounce that
    I dont have permission to get list of members.
    This only happens with lists that I am NOT subscribed to, otherwise no
    problem.

    The roster (via web or email 'who' command) is available to Anyone,
    List members or List admin only depending on the setting of Privacy
    Options...->Subscription rules->private_roster.

    It seems that your lists are set up with the roster restricted to
    members. If that is the case, the simple format of the email 'who'
    command is

    who <password>

    If you are the list admin and not also a list member, you can supply
    the list admin or moderator password, and in Mailman 2.1.10, this will
    have the additional benefit of showing hidden members.

    Also see
    <http://www.python.org/cgi-bin/faqw-mm.py?req=show&file=faq03.060.htp>
    for a different aspect of this subject.

    Note that the email 'who' command has different syntax depending on the
    setting of private_roster. If you send a 'help' command to a list's
    -request address, you will get a description of the various requests
    with the appropriate syntax for that list.

    --
    Mark Sapiro <msapiro at value.net> The highway is for gamblers,
    San Francisco Bay Area, California better use your sense - B. Dylan
  • Brian Luria at Sep 24, 2007 at 5:24 pm
    when I put the who command in, I supplied the password to no avail.
    The privacy option is restricted to list members but you're saying having
    password in subject line should allow viewing of the list..correct? If so,
    that doesn't seem to be working.

    On 9/23/07, Mark Sapiro wrote:

    Brian Luria wrote:
    I am the creator and administrator of all lists I've set up on a mailman
    install and my email is listed under general options of list
    administrator
    When I send a -request message with who in subject line, I get a bounce that
    I dont have permission to get list of members.
    This only happens with lists that I am NOT subscribed to, otherwise no
    problem.

    The roster (via web or email 'who' command) is available to Anyone,
    List members or List admin only depending on the setting of Privacy
    Options...->Subscription rules->private_roster.

    It seems that your lists are set up with the roster restricted to
    members. If that is the case, the simple format of the email 'who'
    command is

    who <password>

    If you are the list admin and not also a list member, you can supply
    the list admin or moderator password, and in Mailman 2.1.10, this will
    have the additional benefit of showing hidden members.

    Also see
    <http://www.python.org/cgi-bin/faqw-mm.py?req=show&file=faq03.060.htp>
    for a different aspect of this subject.

    Note that the email 'who' command has different syntax depending on the
    setting of private_roster. If you send a 'help' command to a list's
    -request address, you will get a description of the various requests
    with the appropriate syntax for that list.

    --
    Mark Sapiro <msapiro at value.net> The highway is for gamblers,
    San Francisco Bay Area, California better use your sense - B. Dylan

    --
    Brian J. Luria DVM, DACVIM
    Florida Veterinary Specialists
    3000 Busch Lake Blvd
    Tampa, FL 33614
    Phone: (813) 933-8944
    Fax: (813) 936-9595
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  • Mark Sapiro at Sep 25, 2007 at 12:22 am

    Brian Luria wrote:
    when I put the who command in, I supplied the password to no avail.
    The privacy option is restricted to list members but you're saying having
    password in subject line should allow viewing of the list..correct? If so,
    that doesn't seem to be working.

    You are correct. It is a bug. The bug is already fixed (inadvertently)
    by the Mailman 2.1.10 changes to show hidden members to the
    admin/moderator. The following patch to Mailman/Commands/cmd_who.py
    (caveat: compiled, but not tested) should fix recent versions through
    2.1.9.


    --- cmd_who.py 2005-08-26 18:40:17.000000000 -0700
    +++ cmd_whox.py 2007-09-24 17:10:39.500000000 -0700
    @@ -90,10 +90,11 @@
    usage(res)
    return STOP
    if mlist.isMember(address) and mlist.Authenticate(
    - (mm_cfg.AuthUser,
    - mm_cfg.AuthListModerator,
    + (mm_cfg.AuthUser),
    + password, address) or mlist.Authenticate(
    + (mm_cfg.AuthListModerator,
    mm_cfg.AuthListAdmin),
    - password, address):
    + password):
    # Then
    ok = 1
    else:



    --
    Mark Sapiro <msapiro at value.net> The highway is for gamblers,
    San Francisco Bay Area, California better use your sense - B. Dylan
  • Mark Sapiro at Sep 25, 2007 at 1:35 am

    Mark Sapiro wrote:
    You are correct. It is a bug. The bug is already fixed (inadvertently)
    by the Mailman 2.1.10 changes to show hidden members to the
    admin/moderator. The following patch to Mailman/Commands/cmd_who.py
    (caveat: compiled, but not tested) should fix recent versions through
    2.1.9.

    Or you could go to
    <http://codebrowse.launchpad.net/~mailman-coders/mailman/2.1/files>
    and browse to Mailman/Commands and download the latest cmd_who.py
    which will give you the 'show hidden members' changes too.

    --
    Mark Sapiro <msapiro at value.net> The highway is for gamblers,
    San Francisco Bay Area, California better use your sense - B. Dylan

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