[Mailman-Users] RE: Nothing happens!

Firas R. alragom at yahoo.com
Fri Jun 29 22:27:36 CEST 2001

Thanks for the advice, I upgraded to sendmail-8.9.3-20 (I didn't make any of
the other changes) and I found the source of the problem.
It turned out that the relay options must be specified in the
/etc/mail/update_pop.conf file  not the  /etc/mail/access file because this
keeps getting  overwriten whenever /usr/sbin/update_pop  runs

So I've finally managed to get sendmail to allow localhost relaying, i setup
a test list, and it sends me the new mailing list email :-)
But unfortunately i've got a new problem .....

If I try to access http://www.ourserver.com/mailman/admin/test  I get an
"Internal Server Error"
Checking apache's logs I found the following :

error_log:[Sat Jun 30 16:22:25 2001] [error] [client]
Premature end of script headers: /home2/mailman/cgi-bin/admin
suexec_log:[2001-06-30 16:22:25]: directory is writable by others:

Is this an Apache problem or is it related to the scripts themselves ?

-----Original Message-----
From: Vizi Szilard [mailto:vizisz at freemail.hu]
Sent: Friday, June 29, 2001 7:38 AM
To: Firas R.
Subject: Re: : Nothing happens !

Firas R. wrote:
> localhost 	RELAY
Try to put here a:

localhost.localdomain           RELAY

line to.
> Jun 30 06:37:29 ourserver sendmail[14614]: GAA14614: ruleset=check_rcpt,
> arg1=<myself at yahoo.com>, relay=localhost [], reject=550
> <myself at yahoo.com>... Relaying denied
Once this also happened with me, no matter what I modified in the
sendmail it does not accept my message.

There could be 3 things you can do:

 1. change the sendmail version
     sendmail-8.9.3-20 is working perfectly on my machine, I had
     to make a downgrade
 2. read the README.SENDMAIL in the mailman source, it shows you
    how to react with sendmail in different way
 3. Take a look at the /home/mailman/Mailman/Defaults.py

# Delivery module for the message pipeline.  See
# Mailman/Handlers/HandlerAPI.py for details.  Unless overridden
# in that module, this handler is used for message delivery to the list, and
# to an individual user.  This value must be a string naming a module in the
# Mailman.Handlers package.
# SECURITY WARNING: The Sendmail module is not secure!  Please read the
# comments in Mailman/Handlers/Sendmail.py for details.  Use at your own
# risk.

You should change to Sendmail instead of SMTPDirect.

One of this have to work!

Szilard Vizi
mailto:vizisz at freemail.hu             UIN:10676592

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