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USENIX Tenth System Administration Conference (LISA '96)

MajorCool: A Web Interface To Majordomo

Bill Houle
NCR Corporation


Majordomo is a popular mailing list manager and auto-responder that is administered via embedded e-mail commands. The mail-based command structure and side-effects introduced by the behavior of certain mail agents can sometimes cause problems for novice users. By its very design, Majordomo has always lacked a GUI tool to help simplify its usage for non-power users. However, with the World Wide Web providing the perfect foundation, it may be an appropriate time for just such an application.

MajorCool is a CGI application that provides Majordomo mailing list configuration and subscriber management via WWW. Unlike other Web-to-mailinglist interfaces currently available, MajorCool is uniquely different. It supports administrative as well as end-user functions, and, rather than simply generating e-mail requests, interacts directly with Majordomo files wherever possible. Developed for Majordomo 1.93, MajorCool was written in Perl 4.036 and has been successfully implemented under NCSA httpd 1.4 and 1.5.

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