[Mailman-Users] Sendmail relaying problems

Scott Kruger krugers at saic.com
Tue Oct 26 20:05:27 CEST 1999

I've set up mailman on a Linux-Mandrake box and tried to run the test
I am having problems in that I never receive anything sent to the test
and I think the problems are related to how sendmail is configured with
to how mailman uses sendmail. 

When I look at the mailer log file, I see:

Oct 26 10:55:19 nimrodteam sendmail[11236]: KAA11236: from=root,
size=30, class=0, pri=30030, nrcpts=1,
msgid=<199910261755.KAA11236 at nimrodteam.org>, relay=root at localhost
Oct 26 10:55:19 nimrodteam sendmail[11236]: KAB11236: clone KAA11236,
Oct 26 10:55:20 nimrodteam sendmail[11238]: KAB11236:
to="|/home/mailman/mail/wrapper post test", delay=00:00:01,
xdelay=00:00:01, mailer=prog, stat=Sent

It appears in the $prefix/logs/post file OK:
Oct 26 10:55:20 1999  post to test from root at nimrodteam.org size=7

...but nothing appears.  I think the problem is in the 
"relay=root at localhost" comment from log file.  If I send an email
message directly
to myself, I get the line:

Oct 26 10:55:03 nimrodteam sendmail[11227]: KAA11225:
to=krugers at saic.com, ctladdr=root (0/0), delay=00:01:16,
xdelay=00:01:16, mailer=esmtp, relay=mx.east.saic.com. [],
stat=Sent (2.5.0 Ok.)

which has a different relay.  To further muddy the waters, yesterday
when I first tried
things, the $prefix/logs/smtp-errors file had the line:

Oct 25 18:13:14 1999 TrySMTPDelivery: 	
Mailman.pythonlib.smtplib.SMTPRecipientsRefused  / {'krugers at saic.com':
(550, '<krugers at saic.com>... Relaying denied')}  (dequeued)

But I no longer get these errors and I'm not sure what I've done to
cause them to stop.

I'm not a sendmail expert so I'm not sure exactly what the problem is or
how to fix it.  I've fired up linuxconf and tried to allow relaying from
localhost, but that doesn't seem
to work.  Anyone know how to fix this?  Is there a way that I can have
mailman use a relay
that I know works?


Scott Kruger 			  Center for Energy and Space Science 
 Science Applications Intl. Corp.		     krugers at saic.com 
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