[OpenAFS] run GNU mailman from AFS?

Jeffrey Hutzelman jhutz@cmu.edu
Wed, 31 Jan 2007 15:05:46 -0500

On Friday, January 26, 2007 11:18:18 AM -0600 "Christopher D. Clausen" 
<cclausen@acm.org> wrote:

> Anyone have an hints on running GNU mailman (http://www.list.org/) out
> of AFS?  Are any AFS specific changes required?  I attempted to search
> for such info, but since the openafs lists are mailman lists this was
> rather hard.

I think I'd recommend against doing that.  The question you should ask 
yourself is why you want mailman's data to live in the shared filesystem 
instead of on the server's local disk.  There are quite a few practical 
reasons why doing this is hard, not the least of which is arranging for all 
of mailman's components to run with the required credentials.

OpenAFS's lists are managed by mailman with storge on the mail server's 
disk.  The list configuration data and archives are rsync'd into AFS on a 
nightly basis; you can find the latter in 

-- Jeff