[m-dev.] mail<->news gateway

Tyson Richard DOWD trd at students.cs.mu.oz.au
Tue Apr 1 14:48:41 AEST 1997

> I've asked amb to make cs.mercury moderated with mercury-developers
> as the moderation address.  That will solve the news->mail gateway and
> archiving problems.  I have a script (~fjh/bin/scripts/mdev-submit)
> for the mail->news gateway which will take a mail message, add the
> appropriate headers, and post it, but as yet I have no way of invoking
> it automatically for each message (obvious solution would be to add
> a new user, subscribe that user to the mercury-developers list,
> and put the script in that user's .forward file -- but that requires
> root permission), or getting it do work around the problems with news

I don't think getting an account on mulga to do this would be difficult.

Another alternative is have someone on the list use procmail to filter
and post those mail messages.

>                   or getting it do work around the problems with news
> being flakey (I see no easy solution here).


> I don't have the time to do any more work on the mail->news gateway.
> Either we can all use the mailing list, or someone else (i.e. someone
> who cares) will need to do what remains.

I can work on the mail->news from here.

(PS thanks for all your work on it).

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