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Barry A. Warsaw
Fri, 11 May 2001 10:44:55 -0400
>>>>> "DL" =3D=3D Dario Lopez-K=E4sten <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
DL> I'd be very interested in looking into this, but I need some
DL> hints on where to start looking. Is there a description of how
DL> mailman works internally or is it just a question of finding
DL> tiume to "user the source, Luke"?
DL> Specifically, I'd like to start by getting users from a SQL
DL> database, and being able to dynamically changes what lists a
DL> user belongs to.
The primary thing to realize with Mailman 2.x is that each mailing
list maintains its own membership rosters. You might be a member of
both email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org, but there's no sharing of
your account information between those two lists.
It's likely that Mailman 2.1 will contain hooks on a per-list basis so
that an individual mailing list can get additional membership
information out of an external source. Federating the user database
in the way you want is a Project for Mailman 3.0.