|articles/last-article||Last article number assigned.|
|articles/$yyyy-$mm/$number||Posted messages, where $yyyy is a year number, $mm the numerical month, and $number is an article number.|
|articles/$number||Message waiting approval, where $number is an article number.|
|config||Configuration generated by -help or +help.|
|reviewers||List of reviewer addresses, sorted, one per line.|
|reviewers-removed||List of reviewer addresses removed, sorted, one per line.|
|users||List of subscribed addresses, sorted, one per line.|
|users-removed||List of unsubscribed addresses, sorted, one per line.|
The build process for
is pretty straight forward:
$ cd (path to)/com/snert/src/lib $ ./configure $ make build $ cd ../wimp $ ./configure --enable-list-root=/var/wimp $ make build $ sudo make install
The --enable-list-root is optional and only
need be specified if you want the list-root-dir
to use something different from
/var/wimp. It is possible to
override the configured default by specifying the list-root-dir
option in the liast aliases, as defined below.
The configure option --enable-run-user and
--enable-run-group might be worth changing to
match how your MTA invokes external programs. The default is
though other MTAs or systems may use
root:mail when piping a message through a program.
Both configuration scripts have options that allow you to override defaults. Those options are listed with:
$ ./configure --help
After installing wimp, the list-root-dir, defined by the configure script, will have been created along with an initial test list.
To create a new mailing list use the +create command option to make the list directory, populate the directory, and ensure that initial files have the correct ownership and permissions. For example the initial test list was created with:
# wimp +create \ list-name='test' \ list-subject-tag='[Test]' \ list-summary='Test Mailing List' \ list-cookie-secret=`date +%s`
config file will probably require further editing.
wimp will create additional files and directories as commands
and posted articles are issued later. (The use of a date stamp, as
illustrated above, is probably not most secure means of generating a secret.)
To configure Sendmail to use
simply add an alias to
/etc/mail/aliases. For example:
# cd /etc/mail # cat <<'EOT' >>aliases test: "|/usr/local/sbin/wimp list-name=test" EOT # newaliases
Optionally, configure Sendmail virtusertable to attribute a specific address to the alias. For example:
# cd /etc/mail # cat <<'EOT' >>virtusertable email@example.com test EOT # makemap hash virtusertable <virtusertable
Postfix apparently supports a similar mechanism to direct messages to an alias that pipes messages through a program. This is an exercise left to the reader.
It is now possible to send commands and posts to the test mailing list, eg.
$ mail -s 'help' firstname.lastname@example.org . $
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