USENIX Tenth System Administration Conference (LISA
MajorCool: A Web Interface To Majordomo
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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