How to stop the looping ATTN LIST OWNER!|
Richard Schaal <richschaal,AT,netscape,DOT,net>|
Thu, 27 May 2004 07:13:46 -0700|
The owner of the list needs to change the configuration file for the
list to enforce restricted posting by setting the restrict_post variable.
I think I would set the value not to the list of subscribers, but to a
file with only one bogus,AT,bogus,DOT,org address. In about an hour or two (
based on twice the cycle time of the loop, the value can be reset back
to the original setting, and we'll all have to learn not to CC the list.
From the majordomo FAQ:
3.6 - How can I restrict a list such that only subscribers can
send mail to the list
See the restrict_post variable in the config file. Just set it to the
filename that holds the list of subscribers, which is just simply the
name of the list. ("restrict-post = listname"). However, there is an
issue to keep in mind. Majordomo works by filtering the messages coming
in through the "listname" alias, doing its dirty work, then passing the
resulting message out to another alias you define like
"listname-outgoing". If you trust people to not send mail directly to
the "listname-outgoing" alias, then you'll be fine. If however you're
not trusting, there are several steps to make sure people don't bypass
the restrictions of the list.
Ultimately, it would be a good idea to report this incident as a bug so
the majordomo gurus can either fix it or show us what went wrong in the