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sr #109635: I lost admin access to the eev mailing list

Submitted by:  Eduardo Ochs <eduardoochs>
Submitted on:  Thu 24 Jan 2019 01:41:59 AM UTC
Category:  Project mailing lists Priority:  5 - Normal
Severity:  3 - Normal Status:  Wont Do
Assigned to:  None Operating System:  GNU/Linux
Open/Closed:  Closed
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Thu 24 Jan 2019 08:53:22 PM UTC, comment #1: 

Multiple items here.

For the mailing list administration:

Mailing lists are quite separate from Savannah.  For mailing list issues it is better to mail to < mailman AT > for help there.  It is a different set of volunteers mixed with the paid FSF staff.  Let's take care of the mailing list first and separately since they are independent.

Please send an email to < mailman AT gnu . org > and get the mailing list taken care of in the right communication group.  It might still be me you are talking to initially but there are other people in the group who will also be able to participate and will be included in the conversation.

For the Savannah administration:

I know you didn't know this at the time but let me say this for future reference and others that might read this...  You created a new account but it would have been better to post anonymously but say in the CC field your current email address.  Then we would have worked to recover your existing account without creating another one.  IF recovering the previous account was possible.  Most of the time it is possible.

A problem for us is how are we to know who is who, who are you, and who is a malicious attacker?  It looks like you did not register either a gpg key nor an ssh rsa key.  That makes it much harder to recover an account.  How do we know it is you and not Mallory?

[[By the way... If you were on the project admin account then a project admin can through the Savannah interface trigger a password reset of the associated mailing lists, if the mailing lists are associated.  (Mailing lists are independent of Savannah and might not be created through the Savannah interface and would therefore not be known in the Savannah database.)]]

And that is all the time I have at this moment.  Sorry.  I will come back and visit this ticket again a little bit later and have more time to look into things then.

Bob Proulx <rwp>
Site Administrator
Thu 24 Jan 2019 01:41:59 AM UTC, original submission:  

Hi Maintainers,

I lost admin access to the eev mailing list,

even though my main e-mail,, is still one of the
administrative e-mails of the list... What do I do?

Btw, I noticed that I had an account "edrx" at Savannah, but the
e-mail for resetting its password is not the one I've been using in
the last years - -email is unavailable- - I guess it's either
-email is unavailable- or, and I don't have access to
these e-mails anymore, so I had to create a user "eduardoochs" at
Savannah to post this. It would be great if I could recover access to
the user "edrx" here at Savannah, too.

If you want evidence that I am still both edrx and the person behind
eev I can show you that 1) I still access freenode as "edrx" (a
registered user), 2) I own/maintain (that
mentions Eduardo Ochs, eev and edrx a lot) and the git repository for
eev at ...

  Thanks in advance,
  (hope I'm posting this in the right place!),
    Eduardo Ochs

Eduardo Ochs <eduardoochs>


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