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==IT==
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* Purpose: IT stuff (replaces netops@)
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* Joining: Please only subscribe if you have a server or hardware at SkullSpace, or you have a vested interest in SkullSpace's IT (ie, networking or whatever)
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= Administrative note =

Revision as of 15:39, 25 March 2014

Stop hand.png This page reflects a policy and should be edited for content only with board approval (formatting and grammar fixes are okay).

NOTE: If you see <mailinglistname>@ (eg, demo@) referenced here, it means @lists.skullspace (eg, demo@lists.skullspace.ca).

Creation / management / questions

If you want a new list, to delete an old list, to add or remove members, get information on who's subscribe, etc, you can! Email mailman@ and it will be done! Currently Ron and Mak are on that list, and will generally respond to requests very quickly.

Subscribing

Only three mailing lists are open to the general public. All other lists require permission to subscribe. Contact mailman@ to subscribe to the member-only lists.

To subscribe to a mailing list, send an email to either:

The list manager will respond, asking you to confirm your intention to subscribe. Simply reply to the confirmation email and you will be subscribed.

Alternatively, send an email to either:

With the subject line:

 subscribe [password] [digest|nodigest]

Please do not use a secure password for this, since it's being sent via clear text through email and can easily be compromised.

Posting

To post to the discussion list, provided you're subscribed, email either:

If you're not sure which list to use, it is probably best to send to the discuss@ list. If another member thinks your post is suited for posting to announce they'll will inform you.

Unsubscribing

Directors are required to be subscribed to admin@, so unsubscribes are prohibited.

Members are required to be subscribed to members@, so unsubscribes are prohibited.

To unsubscribe from a list available to the general public, send an email to either:

With the subject "unsubscribe"

Other Commands

Emails can be sent to all lists with commands and arguments in the email body. Multiple commands can be sent, provided they're set one per line. The following commands can be used:

Message Body Notes
help Returns a list of commands and how to use them
info Get info about the mailing list
password [<old password> <new password>] Retrieve or change your password.
subscribe [password] [digest|nodigest] Subscribe to the list. Optionally set a password and digest/no digest mode.
unsubscribe [password] Unsubscribe from the list. If no password is given, emails for confirmation.

Set

Finally, the 'set' command can change a variety of settings. To use set, like the other commands, email announce-request@, discuss-request@, or netops-request@ with the 'set' command in its body. Unlike other commands, however, set requires you to authenticate:

 set authenticate <password>
 set <option1> <value1>
 set <option2> <value2>

If you don't know your password, email announce-request@, discuss-request@, or netops-request@ with the body 'password' and it'll be sent to you.

Here are the valid set options. Email these, as described above. For more information on these commands, email announce-request@, discuss-request@, or netops-request@ with the body 'set help'.

Message Body Notes
set help Show detailed help
set show Show current options
set authenticate <password> Must be sent in the same email before changing options
set ack <on|off> When enabled, you'll receive acknowledgment whenever you post to the list.
set digest <plain|mime|off> If digest is plain or mime, you'll receive messages in a daily digest instead of as they come.
set delivery <on|off> Set to 'off' to disable message delivery temporarily, without unsubscribing from the list.
set myposts <on|off> Set to 'off' to stop receiving your own posts to the list.
set duplicates <on|off> Set to 'off' if you don't want messages to be delivered to you if you're explicitly mentioned in the To: or Cc: fields.
set reminders <on|off> Set to 'off' to disable monthly reminders.

Mailing Lists

Each mailing list has a different purpose, and subtly different settings.

Admin

  • Address: admin@
  • Purpose: Primary contact point for SkullSpace, and for private discussions amongst the Board of Directors.
  • Joining: Only Directors may be members of this list.
  • Posting: Anyone may post to this list.
  • Aliases: board@, info@
  • Archiving: This list is not publicly archived.

Announce

  • Address: announce@
  • Purpose: Public announcements which are directed to everyone interested in SkullSpace.
  • Joining: This list is open to the general public.
  • Posting: Anyone subscribed to the list may post.
  • Aliases: None
  • Archiving: This list is publicly archived here.

Awesome

  • Address: awesome@
  • Purpose: Primary contact point for the Winnipeg Awesome Foundation, and for private discussions amongst the Trustees.
  • Joining: Only Trustees may be members of this list.
  • Posting: Anyone may post to this list.
  • Aliases: None
  • Archiving: This list is not publicly archived.

Discuss

  • Address: discuss@
  • Purpose: Public discussions of events, policies, and anything else that strikes our fancy.
  • Joining: This list is open to the general public.
  • Posting: Anyone subscribed to the list may post.
  • Aliases: None
  • Archiving: This list is publicly archived here.

Flickr

  • Address: flickr@
  • Purpose: Provides a way for members to receive emails pertaining to SkullSpace's Flickr account.
  • Joining: This list is open to SkullSpace members.
  • Posting: Any member post to this list.
  • Aliases: None
  • Archiving: This list is not publicly archived.

Mailman

  • Address: mailman@
  • Purpose: Owns all other mailing lists, receives subscribe/unsubscribe notices and requests for subscription/posting approval.
  • Joining: Joining this list is subject to approval by the Board of Directors.
  • Posting: Anyone may post to this list.
  • Aliases: None
  • Archiving: This list is not publicly archived.

Members

  • Address: members@
  • Purpose: Private announcements which are directed to all current members of SkullSpace.
  • Joining: SkullSpace members will be subscribed to this list upon acceptance of their membership application, and may not unsubscribe.
  • Posting: Only the the Board of Directors may post to this list.
  • Aliases: None
  • Archiving: This list is not publicly archived.

Netops

  • Address: netops@
  • Purpose: Discussion and notices regarding power, networking, and servers.
  • Joining: This list is open to the general public.
  • Posting: Anyone subscribed to the list may post.
  • Aliases: None
  • Archiving: This list is publicly archived here.

Twitter

  • Address: twitter@
  • Purpose: Provides a way for members to receive emails pertaining to SkullSpace's Twitter account.
  • Joining: Joining this list is subject to approval by the Board of Directors.
  • Posting: Anyone may post to this list.
  • Aliases: None
  • Archiving: This list is not publicly archived.

Vimeo

  • Address: vimeo@
  • Purpose: Provides a way for members to receive emails pertaining to SkullSpace's Vimeo account.
  • Joining: This list is open to the SkullSpace members.
  • Posting: Anyone may post to this list.
  • Aliases: None
  • Archiving: This list is not publicly archived.

Renovations

  • Address: reno@
  • Purpose: Renovation strike force
  • Joining: This list is open to the general public.
  • Posting: Anyone subscribed to the list may post.
  • Aliases: None

StrikeForceBlade

  • Address: StrikeForceBlade@
  • Purpose: Blade server strikeforce
  • Joining: This list is open to the general public.
  • Posting: Anyone subscribed to the list may post.
  • Aliases: None
  • Archiving: This list is not yet publicly archived

CTF

  • Address: ctf@
  • Purpose: Capture the flag team.
  • Joining: This list is open to the general public.
  • Posting: Anyone subscribed to the list may post.
  • Aliases: None
  • Archiving: This list is not yet publicly archived

IT

  • Address: it@
  • Purpose: IT stuff (replaces netops@)
  • Joining: Please only subscribe if you have a server or hardware at SkullSpace, or you have a vested interest in SkullSpace's IT (ie, networking or whatever)
  • Posting: Anybody subscribed to the list may post
  • Aliases: None
  • Archiving: This list is not publicly archived

Administrative note

To create lists, use:

  • /usr/local/mailman/bin/newlist
  • /usr/local/mailman/bin/config_list -o discuss.conf discuss
  • (edit discuss.conf and replace discuss with the name of your list)
  • /usr/local/mailman/bin/config_list -i discuss.conf yourlistname
  • /usr/local/mailman/bin/add_members -r- -a y -w y <listname>
  • (type out emails, one/line, and finish with ^d)
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