Maximum number of members per list.

Bug #558151 reported by iamstratus
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GNU Mailman

Bug Description

With this patch site administrators can control the
maximum number of members per list.

I really need this feature but it's my first attempt
changing mailman code so i don't known if it's the best
way to handle this situation and if a list
administrator can override 'max_members'.Comments, anyone?

I've patched mailman 2.1.5 and the mailman 2.1.5
official debian source package (through dpatch) and it
seems to be working fine on my test server.

The lists that doesn't have 'max_members'[*] or where
it's 0 are unlimited and i've created (based on
change_pw) the change_maxmembers script where you can
change and print the 'max_members' attribute from a
list (or many).

[*] = How the new attributes situation is handled? On
upgrade you add what's missing with the upgrade script
or what?

Hope that helps,
Gustavo Franco -- <email address hidden>

p.s: It's being accepted i guess that we can ack some
of the suggestions at the RFE #403310.

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iamstratus (iamstratus) wrote :

The file memberslimit.patch was added: 8)

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iamstratus (iamstratus) wrote :

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I'm sending this update to the previous patch.With this one
you can create a list through web interface ('create'
script) limiting the number of members.


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iamstratus (iamstratus) wrote :

The file memberslimit-v2.patch was added: :]

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tkikuchi (tkikuchi-users) wrote :

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Looks like this patch is useful if an ISP is providing
limited service or charging extra fee for increased list
size. Since mailman is not only for ISPs, priority is
lowered. I hope you can keep maintaining this patch here in
the tracker.

For your info, if you add a new variable in mlist class, you
can update exsisting lists' variables through,, and bin/update.

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