[Mailman-Users] Looping Problem

Matthew Frost matthewf at orac.frost.net
Wed Jul 19 17:09:37 CEST 2000

On Wed, Jul 19, 2000 at 10:01:30AM -0500, Nate Carlson wrote:
> On Wed, 19 Jul 2000, Matthew Frost wrote:
> > On Tue, Jul 18, 2000 at 03:05:26PM -0500, Nate Carlson wrote:
> > > /var/log/maillog shows a bunch of addresses bouncing, the rest
> > > successfully delivered, and then mailman sends the queue request again.
> > > Could it be a problem related to how many addresses are bouncing? (There
> > > were 20-30)..
> > 
> > I've seen a similar thing, that happens when the local SMTP server
> > reports a temporary error (4xx code) for a subscribed email address...
> Aha! I've got an address bouncing with 450 because the domain name no
> longer exists for one of my addresses. I need to wait a while before I
> can send another test, though.  :(   (This is a maintenence/etc announce 
> list for an ISP.. people get upset if I flood it with 'test' messages).

That sounds like the bug I've experienced...

> This is a pretty nasty bug, though.. is it an issue with Sendmail or with
> Mailman? Anyone know of a solution besides catching the list looping and
> looking through the mail logs?

It's definately an issue with mailman, as an address could temporarily
fail on the local smtp server forwhatever reason while you're sending
the email. 

Regards, Matthew

Matthew Frost                                         http://www.frost.org/
                                                   email: matthew at frost.org

                                                    "6 Number too big, 10:1"

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