Cistron RADIUS mailinglist
The cistron-radius mailing list is for users and developers of the
Cistron Radius server.
There are a few house-rules we'd like everybody on the list to adhere to:
- No HTML on the list . If you're using a mail program
that is HTML capable such as Netscape or Outlook, please turn
HTML posting off. Many, many people on the list have chosen
to use mail programs that aren't HTML capable and they can
barely read your message - it shows up as HTML junk. There are
a lot of webpages
that can show you how .
- No vcards . Basically this is the same as HTML; if you
don't actually use MIME in a useful way (such as base64 encoding
a patch to make sure it doesn't get mangled along the way) please
don't use it at all - vcards etc show up as a lot of junk too.
Again, there are a lot of webpages that show you how.
- Learn how to Quote . When replying to a message, quote
only the relevant parts of the previous message, and reply
below every quoted part. Also make sure you have set
the quoting character to "> " if your mailer
has such a setting (like Outlook). This is a non-HTML, internet
standard list - things like "the original message is in blue
my answer is in red" don't work. In MS Outlook this is called
Internet-style quoting. By the way, if you're using Outlook
(Express) you really really want to install
- Be on-topic . This list is about the Cistron Radius server
and related issues. If you want to know how to compile a Linux
kernel, the newsgroup comp.os.linux.questions would be a great
place to ask, but not this list.
- Starting a new subject When you start a new subject,
don't do it by replying to a previous message. Not even if you
change the subject header - people use threaded mail readers, and even
if you do change the subject header it still looks like your message is
part of the discussion you are replying to. Simply start a new fresh
message to email@example.com.
- Read the FAQ . Before asking the obvious, please check the
FAQ at http://www.radius.cistron.nl/faq/
to see if your question has been answered already.
- Read the Netiquette . The netiquette has a few rules of
behaviour that are applicable to all means of electronic
communication. The netiquette is also know as
How to subscribe and unsubscribe
Since the list was moved to mailman, this has gotten a lot easier.
You can simply go to
http://lists.cistron.nl/ , and click on cistron-radius.
To subscribe, use the top part of that page - simply follow the
To unsubscribe, simply enter your email address in the lowest box on
that page and click the "Edit Options" page.
If you don't know your
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system to mail your password back to you.
If you want to subscribe through email, that is still possible.
Just follow the instructions below:
This is a mailman list, and the mailman system interprets the
message as pure ASCII - it doesn't know about HTML or MIME.
So, to communicate with mailman through email you need to turn off
HTML and MIME settings, or it might not understand you. Even PGP
signing needs to be off as it usually results in a MIME message.
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Last update 01-Mar-2001