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Sep 30 2015

JohnLewis closed T66818: Mitigate strict DMARC policy on the mailing lists as Resolved.

Seems resolved looking around and with the added configuration variables, can be fine-tuned per list if necessary but defaults should suffice.

Sep 30 2015, 6:50 PM · Mail, Upstream, Wikimedia-Mailing-lists
JohnLewis moved T113828: move sodium backup to archive pool? from Backlog to Jessie/Upgrade (2.x) on the Wikimedia-Mailing-lists board.
Sep 30 2015, 6:39 PM · Operations, Wikimedia-Mailing-lists
JohnLewis moved T113845: Shutdown toolserver-l mailman list from Backlog to Shell/site on the Wikimedia-Mailing-lists board.
Sep 30 2015, 6:38 PM · Wikimedia-Mailing-lists, Cloud-Services
JohnLewis added a comment to T114224: Developer Relations weekly summary?.

When I did them actively, it took about 30-60 minutes to prepare going through all the channels we use for communication (on wiki, mailing lists, twitter, email chat etc.). The only lessons I learn was keeping things simple and concise were best, especially in a weekly update feed. Updates grow quickly, especially in long sentences and explanations and people don't like have to read something the size of an entire singpost just for a weeks brief update.

Sep 30 2015, 2:17 PM · DevRel-October-2015, Developer-Advocacy

Sep 29 2015

JohnLewis added a comment to T114119: Analytics statistics-users access on stat1002 for dpatrick.

Added to patch.

Sep 29 2015, 4:45 PM · Operations, Patch-For-Review, SRE-Access-Requests

Sep 26 2015

JohnLewis updated subscribers of T113845: Shutdown toolserver-l mailman list.
Sep 26 2015, 2:30 PM · Wikimedia-Mailing-lists, Cloud-Services
JohnLewis updated subscribers of T113845: Shutdown toolserver-l mailman list.

This should be left for @Nosy79 being the listadmin who did this.

Sep 26 2015, 2:28 PM · Wikimedia-Mailing-lists, Cloud-Services

Sep 25 2015

JohnLewis added a comment to T52864: Have a conversation about migrating from GNU Mailman 2.1 to GNU Mailman 3.0.

Blockers:

  • 2.1 upgrade support for Mailman 3 (serious and tested, right now it's 'partial' and patched in 2010)
  • Debian upstream packaging (likely next Debian distro)
  • Actually to be used elsewhere in a large deployment.
Sep 25 2015, 10:36 PM · Security-Team, Operations, Wikimedia-Mailing-lists
JohnLewis closed T109534: Overhaul Mailman documentation as Resolved.

and with https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Mailing_lists/Standardization I am going to call this closed! (a documentation ticket actually meeting an end, shocking).

Sep 25 2015, 7:41 PM · Operations, Documentation, Wikimedia-Mailing-lists
JohnLewis added a comment to T109534: Overhaul Mailman documentation.

Meta-Wiki is done.

Sep 25 2015, 6:30 PM · Operations, Documentation, Wikimedia-Mailing-lists
JohnLewis added a comment to T109534: Overhaul Mailman documentation.

Wikitech documentation seems done to me now!

Sep 25 2015, 5:57 PM · Operations, Documentation, Wikimedia-Mailing-lists
JohnLewis edited P2093 mailman - renaming a list (test).
Sep 25 2015, 5:10 PM

Sep 24 2015

JohnLewis closed T113480: OTRS language mailing list in AR as Resolved.

Details sent to OTRS admins.

Sep 24 2015, 4:28 PM · Wikimedia-Mailing-lists
JohnLewis added a comment to T113480: OTRS language mailing list in AR.

Information seems mixed in what I'm getting so:

Sep 24 2015, 4:24 PM · Wikimedia-Mailing-lists

Sep 23 2015

JohnLewis claimed T113480: OTRS language mailing list in AR.

Can I have an email to use for the administrator and to send the password to?

Sep 23 2015, 7:26 PM · Wikimedia-Mailing-lists
JohnLewis added a comment to T109534: Overhaul Mailman documentation.

Looking over this a bit more. I'm going to try and get this done over the weekend starting Friday.

Sep 23 2015, 4:43 PM · Operations, Documentation, Wikimedia-Mailing-lists
JohnLewis added a comment to T113326: check mailman queue size monitoring.

the shunt directory is a really bad messaure of this though. Files are shunted for hundreds of reasons, few of which actually equate to 'failed to process'.

Sep 23 2015, 10:11 AM · Operations

Sep 22 2015

JohnLewis added a comment to T113326: check mailman queue size monitoring.

Furthermore we shouldn't check the shunt directory. in, out, virgin and bounces should be the directories we check.

Sep 22 2015, 8:30 PM · Operations
JohnLewis added a comment to T113326: check mailman queue size monitoring.

Looking into this, the check is running with insufficient privileges to be able to check the directories it is.

Sep 22 2015, 8:26 PM · Operations

Sep 21 2015

JohnLewis added a comment to T113199: Cleanup leftover lucid instances on Labs.

Searching via wikitech, I see:

Sep 21 2015, 9:56 PM · Cloud-Services
JohnLewis closed T113272: Fix description encoding of 4 lists as Resolved.

Looks good to me. Don't see this becoming a problem if these lists received emails.

Sep 21 2015, 9:32 PM · Operations, Wikimedia-Mailing-lists
JohnLewis added a comment to T110438: Evaluate lists with large moderation queues.

Just for an update on progress:

Sep 21 2015, 9:23 PM · Operations, Wikimedia-Mailing-lists
JohnLewis reassigned T107445: Education coop mailing list rename from Selsharbaty-WMF to RobH.
Sep 21 2015, 9:18 PM · Operations, Patch-For-Review, Wikimedia-Mailing-lists
JohnLewis closed T110974: wikimediabe-l: decide status of list, a subtask of T110438: Evaluate lists with large moderation queues, as Resolved.
Sep 21 2015, 8:23 PM · Operations, Wikimedia-Mailing-lists
JohnLewis closed T110974: wikimediabe-l: decide status of list as Resolved.
Sep 21 2015, 8:23 PM · Operations, Wikimedia-Mailing-lists
JohnLewis closed T112564: Please empty subscription queue for wikimedia-uy mailing list as Resolved.

Done. Deleted all subscription requests for the list.

Sep 21 2015, 8:07 PM · Wikimedia-Mailing-lists
JohnLewis moved T113272: Fix description encoding of 4 lists from Backlog to Shell/site on the Wikimedia-Mailing-lists board.
Sep 21 2015, 7:10 PM · Operations, Wikimedia-Mailing-lists
JohnLewis added a comment to T113272: Fix description encoding of 4 lists.

Looked into the cause of this quickly; it is a feature added in 2.1.16 as part of Debian's UTF-8 support. Where ISO encoded strings are no longer being converted automatically. Still a fatal and has further reaching effects but should be handled by list administrators (apart from these) alone in future.

Sep 21 2015, 7:02 PM · Operations, Wikimedia-Mailing-lists
JohnLewis created T113272: Fix description encoding of 4 lists.
Sep 21 2015, 6:58 PM · Operations, Wikimedia-Mailing-lists
JohnLewis closed T112912: @txt.att.net bounce notifications being sent to list admins as Invalid.

It's subscription spam again (has happened in the past). Has anyone received any recently? My last bounce was September 18th and since then nothing else. Closing as invalid, re-open if this is still happening as looking at logs on fermium, this is not occurring.

Sep 21 2015, 5:44 PM · Operations, Wikimedia-Mailing-lists

Sep 18 2015

JohnLewis added a comment to T110140: send follow-up email, announce changes with new mailman version if any that have user impact.

It was running 2.1.13 which was released in 2008, so yes indeed.

Sep 18 2015, 5:11 PM · Operations, User-notice, Wikimedia-Mailing-lists
JohnLewis added a comment to T110140: send follow-up email, announce changes with new mailman version if any that have user impact.

3.0 is indeed the current release but it is not packaged and not advised to upgrade to from 2.1.x branches. 2.1.20 is also the current latest branch but not packaged in Jessie. 2.1.18 is the latest version in Jessie and thus what we are running. The change logs for us are already above in mine and Daniel's comments.

Sep 18 2015, 5:08 PM · Operations, User-notice, Wikimedia-Mailing-lists
JohnLewis closed T113055: Password reminders take more than 10 minutes to be sent out as Invalid.

Setting to invalid as this is sort of not a bug really. Verifying the times, you made the rest post DNS change from sodium->fermium but prior to exim being started. The time you received the email does also align with a few minutes after exim was started. The few minutes delay is expected as fermium would have been handling 3 hours worth of mail.

Sep 18 2015, 4:56 PM · Wikimedia-Mailing-lists
JohnLewis added a comment to T105756: Mailman Upgrade (Jessie & Mailman 2.x) and migration to a VM.

Migration is over, things seem working (receiving emails, tailing logs on fermium show a bit of activity), so I feel confident saying we're on Jessie now, on .18 and have an unused Lucid box in the datacenter. Daniel's final call for this ticks my boxes.

Sep 18 2015, 4:32 PM · Operations, Wikimedia-Mailing-lists
JohnLewis moved T110256: Discovery Team Re-branding from Backlog to Shell/site on the Wikimedia-Mailing-lists board.
Sep 18 2015, 3:30 PM · Discovery
JohnLewis moved T113045: start exim on fermium / revert migration hack from Backlog to Jessie/Upgrade (2.x) on the Wikimedia-Mailing-lists board.
Sep 18 2015, 3:30 PM · Operations, Wikimedia-Mailing-lists
JohnLewis added a comment to T112912: @txt.att.net bounce notifications being sent to list admins.

Hi John,

First comment for the sake of everyone: please can people stop commenting things that add no value or enhance the ability for us to look into the issue. the 'xx list also' comments are useless and just ironically generate more emails for people.
Now my comment: I'm assigning this to myself and I will look at it in detail when I can.

Last time I checked you were not on the operations team or do you have shell access to the machine?

Sep 18 2015, 3:15 PM · Operations, Wikimedia-Mailing-lists
JohnLewis moved T113020: run /var/lib/mailman/bin/update and ./check_perms from Backlog to Jessie/Upgrade (2.x) on the Wikimedia-Mailing-lists board.
Sep 18 2015, 3:07 PM · Operations, Wikimedia-Mailing-lists, Patch-For-Review
JohnLewis added a comment to T112912: @txt.att.net bounce notifications being sent to list admins.

First comment for the sake of everyone: please can people stop commenting things that add no value or enhance the ability for us to look into the issue. the 'xx list also' comments are useless and just ironically generate more emails for people.

Sep 18 2015, 2:43 PM · Operations, Wikimedia-Mailing-lists
JohnLewis claimed T112912: @txt.att.net bounce notifications being sent to list admins.
Sep 18 2015, 2:39 PM · Operations, Wikimedia-Mailing-lists

Sep 17 2015

JohnLewis triaged T112912: @txt.att.net bounce notifications being sent to list admins as Medium priority.

As Krenair said, enough lists is enough. This ticket is likely generating more spam than these bounces together. I'll take a look at this tomorrow, likely post migration (as I'll be able to actually look then).

Sep 17 2015, 10:13 PM · Operations, Wikimedia-Mailing-lists

Sep 16 2015

Qgil awarded T112709: Create HackathonOrganizers mailing list a Yellow Medal token.
Sep 16 2015, 6:34 AM · Wikimedia-Mailing-lists

Sep 15 2015

JohnLewis closed T112709: Create HackathonOrganizers mailing list, a subtask of T89334: A mailing list for hackathon organizers, as Resolved.
Sep 15 2015, 11:21 PM · Wikimedia-Hackathon-2016, DevRel-September-2015, ECT-August-2015, ECT-July-2015, Developer-Advocacy
JohnLewis closed T112709: Create HackathonOrganizers mailing list as Resolved.

Done. Password sent to emails listed in description.

Sep 15 2015, 11:21 PM · Wikimedia-Mailing-lists
JohnLewis added a comment to T112709: Create HackathonOrganizers mailing list.

Well, once a decision is made please assign the task to me and I'll create the list using what was decided. Thanks.

Sep 15 2015, 11:12 PM · Wikimedia-Mailing-lists
JohnLewis added a comment to T110256: Discovery Team Re-branding.

@Tfinc (list creation blocked on this now) You seem to mention a rename following @Dzahn's comment yet looking at the original request - there seems no need for a rename? The search list has the comment of "The public search mailing list could be kept for search-related discussions" which seems to be the only existing lists Discovery has. The rename comment Daniel made seems sort of unrelated in my opinion as it deviates completely from the original request.

Sep 15 2015, 5:39 PM · Discovery
JohnLewis closed T112643: Create private performance-team mailing list as Resolved.

Done. Sent password to @ori.

Sep 15 2015, 5:30 PM · Wikimedia-Mailing-lists
JohnLewis triaged T112255: Reset/resend xtools@lists.wikimedia.org admin password as Medium priority.

Will poke @Dzahn with this.

Sep 15 2015, 5:18 PM · Operations, Wikimedia-Mailing-lists
JohnLewis claimed T112643: Create private performance-team mailing list.
Sep 15 2015, 5:17 PM · Wikimedia-Mailing-lists
JohnLewis added a comment to T110256: Discovery Team Re-branding.

Regarding the mailing lists, no one has stepped forward to take on as list administrators. Though looking at the department and those CC'd, my mind says Wes and Tomasz? Obviously though since they're flexible to be changed - anyone does just for me to create them.

Sep 15 2015, 5:15 PM · Discovery
JohnLewis moved T112255: Reset/resend xtools@lists.wikimedia.org admin password from Backlog to Shell/site on the Wikimedia-Mailing-lists board.
Sep 15 2015, 5:12 PM · Operations, Wikimedia-Mailing-lists
JohnLewis moved T112229: fermium needs to have exim4-daemon-heavy installed, not -light from Backlog to Jessie/Upgrade (2.x) on the Wikimedia-Mailing-lists board.
Sep 15 2015, 5:12 PM · Operations, Wikimedia-Mailing-lists
JohnLewis moved T110974: wikimediabe-l: decide status of list from Backlog to Shell/site on the Wikimedia-Mailing-lists board.
Sep 15 2015, 5:12 PM · Operations, Wikimedia-Mailing-lists
JohnLewis added a comment to T112645: Add a monitoring check for *.wmflabs.org certificate.

There is an SSL check (though not for this apparently) which reports warning 60 before expiry and then 30 days before. This really should be added in a meta way.

Sep 15 2015, 2:25 PM · observability, Icinga, Toolforge, Cloud-Services

Sep 14 2015

JohnLewis added a comment to T110256: Discovery Team Re-branding.

I'll handle the mailing lists tomorrow.

Sep 14 2015, 11:18 PM · Discovery
JohnLewis updated subscribers of T112559: Swap two elasticsearch servers in row D with an elasticsearch server in racks A3 and C5..
Sep 14 2015, 6:22 PM · Operations, Patch-For-Review, ops-eqiad
JohnLewis added a comment to T110138: rsync the diff since mail was held on sodium.

so we're seeing static values below 2 hours but not less than an hour and forty minutes? Still seems high but if we are directly rsyncing, it would fall under a well timed window.

Sep 14 2015, 3:08 PM · Operations, Wikimedia-Mailing-lists
JohnLewis added a comment to T112267: Goal: Organize the start of Outreachy round 11.

Hi @Qgil, I'll be interested in this as I have the time to dedicate. You know my background so if you feel I'll be able to provide something, do ask :) otherwise other volunteers can take priority over me. Thanks.

Sep 14 2015, 2:54 PM · Goal, Outreachy-Round-11, Developer-Advocacy, DevRel-December-2015, DevRel-November-2015, DevRel-September-2015, DevRel-October-2015

Sep 13 2015

JohnLewis closed T109390: determine nik everett's shell/production access levels as Resolved.

@Aklapper nothing. seems he just forgot to resolve the task.

Sep 13 2015, 9:08 PM · Operations
JohnLewis closed T109390: determine nik everett's shell/production access levels, a subtask of T109382: audit hr staff and tracking sheet (2015-08-17 revision) against shell access/ldap wmf group, as Resolved.
Sep 13 2015, 9:08 PM · Operations
JohnLewis added a comment to T110949: Change Mailman master password.

What's the planned timeline for the migration/change? Still planned for this coming week?

Sep 13 2015, 4:52 PM · Operations, Wikimedia-Mailing-lists

Sep 8 2015

JohnLewis closed T111861: Pipermail Background Color as Invalid.

This is indeed upstream. It is not something we can change without getting into an area we're really wanting to avoid for technical reasons. Furthermore with mailman3 coming along with an entirely new archiver - I doubt this will be patched upstream. Closing as invalid for these reasons.

Sep 8 2015, 8:51 PM · Wikimedia-Mailing-lists

Sep 7 2015

JohnLewis added a comment to T110893: Fix up icinga puppetization.

@jcrespo it seems and the manual swap increase form the default 1GB set in the lvm partman recipe to 8GB.

Sep 7 2015, 5:44 PM · Patch-For-Review, Operations, observability

Sep 6 2015

JohnLewis created T111658: ms-be1003 has irregular metrics on Ganglia.
Sep 6 2015, 10:28 PM · Operations
JohnLewis added a project to T111656: Replica database tables may need to be ANALYZEd again: DBA.
Sep 6 2015, 9:20 PM · DBA, Cloud-Services

Sep 5 2015

JohnLewis closed T111402: Requesting mailing list for English Wikipedia edit filter managers as Resolved.

Sent to the emails listed.

Sep 5 2015, 12:03 AM · Wikimedia-Mailing-lists

Sep 4 2015

JohnLewis claimed T111402: Requesting mailing list for English Wikipedia edit filter managers.

Looks okay. Will create soon once I've looked over a few things.

Sep 4 2015, 11:54 PM · Wikimedia-Mailing-lists

Sep 3 2015

JohnLewis added a comment to T39817: lists.wikimedia.org encoding issues in descriptions.

It seems these are mailman bugs as heart which is really outside of the scope for us. If they can be fixed easily by us, document it and we'll do so otherwise if they're upstream issues - filing bugs here will do nothing and likely end in 'invalid' or 'declined' resolutions.

Sep 3 2015, 9:37 PM · Wikimedia-Mailing-lists
JohnLewis closed T39817: lists.wikimedia.org encoding issues in descriptions as Resolved.

Closing as original.

Sep 3 2015, 8:08 PM · Wikimedia-Mailing-lists
JohnLewis added a comment to T110129: rsync all configs and archives one more time.

90 minutes still seems like a concern to me but expected I guess. The length though can increase a bit which may be an issue on the day. So we really need to cut down the time between rsync 1 and rsync 2.

Sep 3 2015, 12:05 AM · Operations, Wikimedia-Mailing-lists

Sep 2 2015

JohnLewis added a comment to T111243: Get smalyshev permissions to icinga enough to control monitoring for wdqs_eqiad group.

@Dzahn see T105229#1600235 for being able to send the commands as a contact :)

Sep 2 2015, 11:30 PM · Operations, Icinga, Discovery-Wikidata-Query-Service-Sprint, SRE-Access-Requests
JohnLewis added a comment to T105229: give John Lewis permissions to send commands in icinga for fermium/mailman.

FYI doc wise: http://docs.icinga.org/latest/en/objectdefinitions.html#contact

Sep 2 2015, 11:29 PM · Operations, Icinga, SRE-Access-Requests
JohnLewis added a comment to T105229: give John Lewis permissions to send commands in icinga for fermium/mailman.

just wondering, let's say the subtask was resolved, for which services is John requesting permissions? mailman?

Sep 2 2015, 3:04 PM · Operations, Icinga, SRE-Access-Requests
JohnLewis added a comment to T105229: give John Lewis permissions to send commands in icinga for fermium/mailman.

Testing (on a 1.11 install on a separate project; though this seems consistent for 1.6) and docs show that if a contact has 'can_submit_commands' set to 1 in their contact definition - they are allowed to submit commands for their services. Which is what this ticket and the services ticket are about.

Sep 2 2015, 3:00 PM · Operations, Icinga, SRE-Access-Requests
JohnLewis added a comment to T109279: Phabricator creates MySQL connection spikes: Attempt to connect to phuser@m3-master.eqiad.wmnet failed with error #1040: Too many connections..

closed blocking task Restricted Task as "Resolved".

If it's resolved, please make it public. Thanks.

Sep 2 2015, 1:54 PM · RelEng-Archive-FY201718-Q1, Operations, WorkType-Maintenance, Patch-For-Review, Phabricator, DBA
JohnLewis added a comment to T110140: send follow-up email, announce changes with new mailman version if any that have user impact.

Operations

  • DMARC improvements (requires python-dnspython)
  • List names are now includes in vette.log entries for message management (debugging will be easier for specific lists)
  • Script added to count amount of emails in lists. Good for informing on whether a list rebuild or move is a worthy risk.
  • Mailman lock file can be configured.
  • list_lists can display on lists with public archives now.
  • qrunners don't cache lists.
  • Cookies can be invalided after x seconds now (AUTHENTICATION_COOKIE_LIFETIME set to a >0 value).
  • RESPONSE_INCLUDE_LEVEL can be set to 0 to prevent backscatter.
Sep 2 2015, 12:19 AM · Operations, User-notice, Wikimedia-Mailing-lists
JohnLewis added a comment to T110140: send follow-up email, announce changes with new mailman version if any that have user impact.

2.1.18 (03-May-2014)

Dependencies
  - There is a new dependency associated with the new Privacy options ->
    Sender filters -> dmarc_moderation_action feature discussed below.
    This requires that the dnspython <http://www.dnspython.org/> package
    be available in Python.  This package can be downloaded from the above
    site or from the CheeseShop <https://pypi.python.org/pypi/dnspython/>
    or installed with pip.
New Features
  - The from_is_list feature introduced in 2.1.16 is now unconditionally
    available to list owners.  There is also, a new Privacy options ->
    Sender filters -> dmarc_moderation_action feature which applies to list
    messages where the From: address is in a domain which publishes a DMARC
    policy of reject or possibly quarantine.  This is a list setting with
    values of Accept, Wrap Message, Munge From, Reject or Discard. There is
    a new DEFAULT_DMARC_MODERATION_ACTION configuration setting to set the
    default for this, and the list admin UI is not able to set an action
    which is 'less' than the default.  The prior ALLOW_FROM_IS_LIST setting
    has been removed and is effectively always Yes. There is a new
    dmarc_quarantine_moderation_action list setting with default set by a
    new DEFAULT_DMARC_QUARANTINE_MODERATION_ACTION configuration setting
    which in turn defaults to Yes.  The list setting can be set to No to
    exclude domains with DMARC policy of quarantine from
    dmarc_moderation_action.
    dmarc_moderation_action and from_is_list interact in the following way.
    If the message is From: a domain to which dmarc_moderation_action applies
    and if dmarc_moderation_action is other than Accept,
    dmarc_moderation_action applies to that message.  Otherwise the
    from_is_list action applies.
    Also associated with dmarc_moderation_action are configuration settings
    DMARC_RESOLVER_TIMEOUT and DMARC_RESOLVER_LIFETIME. These are described
    in more detail in Defaults.py.  There are also new vette log entries
    written when dmarc_moderation_action is found to apply to a post.
Bug fixes and other patches
  - Added the list name to the vette log "held message approved" entry.
    (LP: 1295875)
Miscellaneous
  - Added to the contrib directory, a script from Alain Williams to count
    posts in a list's archive.

2.1.16 (16-Oct-2013)

New Features
  - There is a new list attribute from_is_list to either rewrite the From:
    header of posts replacing the posters address with that of the list or
    wrap the message in an outer message From: the list for compatability
    with DMARC and or ADSP.  There is a new mm_cfg.py setting
    DEFAULT_FROM_IS_LIST to control the default for new lists, and the
    existing REMOVE_DKIM_HEADERS setting has been extended to allow removing
    those headers only for certain from_is_list lists.  This feature must
    be enabled by setting ALLOW_FROM_IS_LIST to Yes in mm_cfg.py.  See the 
    description of these settings in Defaults.py for more detail.  This
    feature is experimental in 2.1.16, and it is subject to change or to
    become just one of the two methods in a subsequent release. People 
    interested in this feature are encouraged to try it and report their
    experiences to the mailman-users@python.org list.
  - There is a new mm_cfg.py setting SUBSCRIBE_FORM_SECRET which will put
    a dynamically generated, hidden hash in the listinfo subscribe form and
    check it upon submission.  Setting this will prevent automated processes
    (bots) from successfully POSTing web subscribes without first retrieving
    and parsing the form from the listinfo page.  The form must also be
    submitted no later than FORM_LIFETIME nor no earlier than
    SUBSCRIBE_FORM_MIN_TIME after retrieval.  Note that enabling this will
    break any static subscribe forms on your site.  See the description in
    Defaults.py for more info.  (LP: #1082746)
  - The name of the mailmanctl master lock file is now congigurable via the
    mm_cfg.py setting MASTER_LOCK_FILE.  (LP: #1082308)
  - list_lists now has an option to list only lists with public archives.
    (LP: #1082711)

2.1.15 (13-Jun-2012)

Security
  - Strengthened the validation of email addresses.
New Features
  - Added a password reminder button to the private archive login page.
    Backported from the 2.2 branch.
  - Eliminated the list cache from the qrunners.  Indirect self-references
    caused lists to never be dropped from the cache which in turn caused
    the qrunners to grow very large in installations with many lists or
    multiple large lists.  Bug #862683.
  - A new list poster password has been implemented.  This password may only
    be used in Approved: or X-Approved: headers for pre-approving posts.
    Using this password for that purpose precludes compromise of a more
    valuable password sent in plain text email.  Bug #770581.
  - A new mm_cfg.py setting AUTHENTICATION_COOKIE_LIFETIME has been added.
    If this is set to a non-zero value, web authentication cookies will
    expire that many seconds following their last use.  Its default value is
    zero to preserve current behavior.
  - A new mm_cfg.py setting RESPONSE_INCLUDE_LEVEL has been added to control
    how much of the original message is included in automatic responses to
    email commands.  The default is 2 to preserve the prior behavior of
    including the full message.  Setting this to 1 in mm_cfg.py will include
    only the original headers, and 0 will include none of the original.  It
    is recommended to set this to 0 in mm_cfg.py to minimize the effects of
    backscatter.  Bug #265835.
Bug fixes and other patches
  - Mailman now sets the 'secure' flag in cookies set via https URLs.
    Bug #770377.
  - Added a logout link to the admindb interface and made both admin and
    admindb logout effective for a site admin cookie if allowed.
    Bug #769318.
Sep 2 2015, 12:05 AM · Operations, User-notice, Wikimedia-Mailing-lists

Sep 1 2015

JohnLewis added a project to T110133: announce scheduled downtime: User-notice.

3PM BST and adding usernotice.

Sep 1 2015, 11:22 PM · Operations, User-notice, Wikimedia-Mailing-lists
JohnLewis triaged T109534: Overhaul Mailman documentation as High priority.
Sep 1 2015, 10:19 PM · Operations, Documentation, Wikimedia-Mailing-lists
JohnLewis closed T110416: close growth-team mailing list as Resolved.

Done.

Sep 1 2015, 10:15 PM · Wikimedia-Mailing-lists
JohnLewis raised the priority of T109534: Overhaul Mailman documentation from High to Needs Triage.
Sep 1 2015, 10:10 PM · Operations, Documentation, Wikimedia-Mailing-lists
JohnLewis updated the task description for T105756: Mailman Upgrade (Jessie & Mailman 2.x) and migration to a VM.
Sep 1 2015, 8:45 PM · Operations, Wikimedia-Mailing-lists
JohnLewis moved T110440: rsync exim spool directory from Backlog to Jessie/Upgrade (2.x) on the Wikimedia-Mailing-lists board.
Sep 1 2015, 8:44 PM · Operations, Wikimedia-Mailing-lists
JohnLewis moved T110441: test sending individual mails from fermium during migration from Backlog to Jessie/Upgrade (2.x) on the Wikimedia-Mailing-lists board.
Sep 1 2015, 8:44 PM · Operations, Wikimedia-Mailing-lists
JohnLewis moved T110949: Change Mailman master password from Backlog to Shell/site on the Wikimedia-Mailing-lists board.
Sep 1 2015, 8:44 PM · Operations, Wikimedia-Mailing-lists
JohnLewis moved T110956: wikinews-l: no active listadmin from Backlog to Shell/site on the Wikimedia-Mailing-lists board.
Sep 1 2015, 8:44 PM · Operations, Wikimedia-Mailing-lists
JohnLewis moved T110962: Maps-l: Disable or re-assign moderators from Backlog to Shell/site on the Wikimedia-Mailing-lists board.
Sep 1 2015, 8:44 PM · Operations, Wikimedia-Mailing-lists
JohnLewis moved T110969: wiktionary-l: assign new moderators from Backlog to Shell/site on the Wikimedia-Mailing-lists board.
Sep 1 2015, 8:44 PM · Operations, Wiktionary, Wikimedia-Mailing-lists
JohnLewis moved T111054: wikisk-l: Give the list an administrator from Backlog to Shell/site on the Wikimedia-Mailing-lists board.
Sep 1 2015, 8:44 PM · Operations, Wikimedia-Mailing-lists
JohnLewis added a comment to T111063: disable mailman list.

It's used as the origination email for things like bounces, password reminders and so on. It exists mostly as a 'method users can use to communicate with site administrators'. Since @mark is the only one with it and he's said he has no intention of doing so, its fine to just disable it. A better case would be a reject notice telling people to file phab tickets if they have questions/issues however just a stop gate.

Sep 1 2015, 3:36 PM · Operations, Wikimedia-Mailing-lists
JohnLewis created T111067: wikiru-a: disable list.
Sep 1 2015, 3:30 PM · Operations, Wikimedia-Mailing-lists
JohnLewis created T111065: wikiskan-l: disable list.
Sep 1 2015, 3:27 PM · Operations, Wikimedia-Mailing-lists
JohnLewis created T111063: disable mailman list.
Sep 1 2015, 3:24 PM · Operations, Wikimedia-Mailing-lists
JohnLewis added a comment to T111057: wikiia-l: close list.

https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikiia-l and it is listed on the main listinfo page. Archives exist https://lists.wikimedia.org/pipermail/wikiia-l/2009-April/000007.html.

Sep 1 2015, 3:15 PM · Operations, Wikimedia-Mailing-lists
JohnLewis created T111060: exyu-tech: Delete list.
Sep 1 2015, 3:14 PM · Operations, Wikimedia-Mailing-lists
JohnLewis created T111059: wikilb-l: close list.
Sep 1 2015, 3:12 PM · Operations, Wikimedia-Mailing-lists
JohnLewis created T111057: wikiia-l: close list.
Sep 1 2015, 3:08 PM · Operations, Wikimedia-Mailing-lists
JohnLewis added a comment to T97480: expand labs listinfo pages and link them to eachother.

I think I flipped the workboard quickly while going through.

Sep 1 2015, 3:01 PM · Wikimedia-Mailing-lists, Cloud-Services
JohnLewis created T111055: wikifi-l: close the list.
Sep 1 2015, 2:52 PM · Operations, Wikimedia-Mailing-lists
JohnLewis created T111054: wikisk-l: Give the list an administrator.
Sep 1 2015, 2:46 PM · Operations, Wikimedia-Mailing-lists