[Mailman-Developers] possible bug in b5

The Dragon De Monsyne dragondm@delta.integral.org
Fri, 16 Oct 1998 02:29:15 -0500 (CDT)

On Fri, 16 Oct 1998, Corbett J. Klempay wrote:

> I'm not sure if this is known/already fixed or what...
> I created a list for another guy...and he never went in to put in the
> stuff like the list description and all...I think he went into the admin
> section once to mass subscribe a few people and that was it...
> When we went to the main listinfo page, the new list was not listed, even
> though it was a public list.  I went to the General Options page and
> edited the preferred hostname field and hit submit.  After doing this, the
> new list was listed on the main public list page (with a blank short
> description, as I still haven't touched any of the other General Options
> fields).  

> Anyone else seen this before?  It's not a biggie; and it's now fixed
> here...

	Yup. this is mailman's virtual hosting 'feature'. I posted a patch
fer this earlier.  Basically if there is a http 1.1  'HTTP_HOST' value,
mailman tries to only show the lists whose preferred host match that
value. IMHO, however the current implementation of mailman goes about this
wrong. It looks at the   preferred hostname for the hostname to match.
However the prefered hostname is generally the hostname that goes on
outgoing _email_. The hostname for email and for WWW may not always be the
same (in my case it isn't) The patch I submitted makes it check against
the hostname part of the base mailman URL, instead.  Lastly I _strongly_
think this feature should be en/disenable-able  via a switch in mm_cfg
(defaulting to disabled), as it is extremely confusing. 
(you aren't the first to report it as a bug)

	-The Dragon De Monsyne