Nginx securiy problem

Michael Shadle mike503 at
Sat Dec 5 13:19:36 MSK 2009

On Sat, Dec 5, 2009 at 1:54 AM, Jean-Baptiste Quenot <jbq at> wrote:

> That sounds weird to me, rewriting Mailman in PHP.  Mailman is an
> excellent piece of software.  If you need FastCGI support for Mailman,
> why not hire a developer to implement that?  With the excellent python
> flup library, this will not be a daunting task.

mailman is a pain in the ass to install, it leaves files all over the
system, it is remnant of early 1990's software - i.e. when it began.

i am looking for a more modern approach, ala WordPress or Drupal;
upload the files, run an installer, MySQL as a backend for the user
list, configuration details, etc.

not proprietary weird command line crap you have to run to update
options and alter certain configuration items. totally web-based,
besides for adding the /etc/aliases lines, that's all anyone has to

while it has a long history of being the standard, the open source
community usually has multiple forks and options out there for just
about any type of software. oddly enough, mailman has no other options
besides the few i was able to find after a lot of searching:

- sympa - also a pita to administer, cgi-based
- ezmlm - doesn't look like it's been touched in years, perl-based
- dadamail - cgi-based as well it seems
- majordomo - doesn't look like it's been touched in years, perl-based
- ?? - i forget the name now, but there was a commercial one at like
$2k or something per year

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