[Mailman-Developers] Creation/deletion of lists through-the-web

Fil fil@rezo.net
Thu, 10 May 2001 21:57:01 +0200

@ Barry A. Warsaw (barry@digicool.com) :
>     Fil> So in postfix create a new virtual domain (listes.rezo.net in
>     Fil> my case) within the /etc/postfix/virtual file ; **this domain
>     Fil> will be totally used by mailman**
> Hi Fil,
> If I understand correctly, this means your mailing lists have to be
> advertised as mylist@virt.mydomain.com, right?  I.e. you have to
> expose the virtual host in the domain part of the address.
> What if I want to advertise lists as mylist@mydomain.com?  Does your
> approach accomodate that?

Dear Barry,

In fact I do expose them as listname@rezo.net (and not
listname@listes.rezo.net). On the rezo.net server (which i separate from
listes.rezo.net for efficiency purposes: I don't want my personal mail mixed
with heavy list sends) there is a fallback mechanism implemented with a
virtual domain served as regexp. **This is very convenient, but not
necessary, as the following will show.**

Let's summarize what I use

on rezo.net you find:
    virtual_maps = hash:/etc/postfix/virtual

    rezo.net            virtual
    fil@rezo.net        fil     # localhost delivery
    ....                        # any other fixed addresses and aliases
    @rezo.net                       @listes.rezo.net
on listes.rezo.net:
    virtual_maps = hash:/etc/postfix/virtual,

    listes.rezo.net                 virtual
    postmaster@listes.rezo.net      root  # intercept the usual stuff
    root@listes.rezo.net            root
    abuse@listes.rezo.net           root

    # everything that comes here is served (of refused!) by mailman        
    /^([a-zA-Z0-9\_\-]+)-(post|admin|request|subscribe|unsubscribe)@listes\.rezo\.net$/ mailman-$2+$1

    # everything that comes here is for posting to a list, so go back to list-post    
    /^([a-zA-Z0-9\_\-]+)@listes\.rezo\net$/  $1-post@listes.rezo.net

    # everything that comes here is braindead (addresses like toto%2@listes.rezo.net)
    /@listes\.rezo\.net$/   abuse@listes.rezo.net

How to do it more simply (i.e. no supplementary domain)
Just take the listes.rezo.net part, replace listes.rezo.net by your
domain.net, and add the "fixed aliases" after the abuse@domain.net line in

Hope this helps

-- Fil