[users] Does the list work?

Yury V. Zaytsev yury at shurup.com
Tue Nov 10 15:23:38 CET 2009


So, is there anything that can be done about this now? 

I think that by far the easiest solution just to drop everything that is
not coming from svn.rpmforge.net is acceptable, because I've not seen
anybody replying to the commits yet and forwarding the message to the
packagers list is not that much of a hassle, but is actually quite

Karanbir... please?

Sincerely yours,
Yury V. Zaytsev

On Sat, 2009-08-29 at 12:06 +0200, Dries Verachtert wrote:
> On Sat, Aug 29, 2009 at 10:44 AM, Yury V. Zaytsev<yury at shurup.com> wrote:
> > On Wed, 2009-08-12 at 22:08 +0100, Karanbir Singh wrote:
> >> On 08/09/2009 09:14 PM, Yury V. Zaytsev wrote:
> >> >> the svn commit msgs are generated on the same machine, is it possible to
> >> >> have mailman only accept emails that have a local origin ? Just changing
> >> >> the from: will not work since thats the bit which is being forged in the
> >> >> spam.
> >> >>
> >> >> ideas ?
> >> >
> >> > Why wouldn't you simply disable posting for non-members of the list?
> >>
> >> the spam uses email' addys of people who are subscribed to the list :)
> >
> > Ah, I see, I'm sorry for misidentifying the problem. Well, then defer
> > anything except the autogenerated messages by svn.rpmforge.net (local
> > traffic) sounds like a good idea to me. Please please do :-)
> >
> > I'd really like to watch the commits lists, but I'm already getting too
> > much spam for my Bayesian filter to cope with.
> First i don't know much about mailman, i've just been searching in
> their FAQs and docs :-)
> Please have a look at
> http://wiki.list.org/pages/viewpage.action?pageId=4030685   (the
> paragraph "How to post to the announcement list:")  and maybe also
> http://wiki.list.org/pages/viewpage.action?pageId=4030556
> I guess we could use this for the svn-commits list: no one is allowed
> to post to this list (everyone gets moderated) and we change the
> hooks/commit-email.pl of the subversion repository so it adds this
> 'Approved:' header with a password. The drawbacks: the script needs to
> contain the mailman password and if you want to reply to an svn commit
> mail, then you'll have to forward this to the packagers list.
> What do you think?
> Karanbir: you think we could use such a solution on the mailman server?
> kind regards,
> Dries

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