LFS Mailing List Question

Robert Boucher rboucher at bcssi.com
Thu Sep 28 13:28:02 PDT 2000

Thanks Gerard.  I'm more of the shadowy lurker type that's interested in following 
what's going on with LFS (including ALFS).  I wouldn't mind subscribing to a read 
only group (and maybe using the digest mode to get all the day's mail in one chunk) 
to keep the number of groups I'm subscribed to as low as possible.


Original message from: Gerard Beekmans
>On Thu, 28 Sep 2000, you wrote:
>> Looking at http://archive.linuxfromscratch.org/mail-archives/ there seems
>> to be 11 different mailing lists associated with LFS.  Is there some sort
>> of a global list that I can subscribe to so I can receive each list's mail
>> without having to manage each list? Thanks.
>As Jesse stated there is no global mailinglist. Let me be more accurate: 
>there is no publically availalbe mailinglist. There is a list called 
>all-lists at linuxfromscratch.org but it's a closed & moderated list. Only I am 
>able to post to it. And I only use it to send messages to all the LFS 
>mailinglists (when I have some important thing to mention, like the domain is 
>going to change IP or DNS so the lists will be down for a little while, or 
>something to that extend).
>It shouldn't be hard to change the list into a list like lfs-announce. That's 
>a list you can't send messages to, you can only receive from it. The problem 
>lies in this: 
>nobody is allowed to send to that all-lists (or whatever it's going to be 
>called) so you need to reply to messages to the proper list like lfs-discuss. 
>Then all messages posted to lfs-discuss must be copied to the all-lists 
>mailinglist. But since all-lists is moderated (nobody can post to it) I would 
>have to approve each and every message. I can't tell the mailinglist server 
>to trust lfs-discuss mail. Technically I can, but I won't. It won't be hard 
>for somebody to forge the From: header and the mailinglist server will then 
>accept that message. It'll be open for abuse which nobody here would 
>But no I haven't thought this one through yet. I've put it on my todo list. 
>I'll see tomorrow what I can do about it. There are a few more options I can 
>try out. 
>Gerard Beekmans
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