[Mailman-Users] post failures !

li.st li.st at gmx.net
Wed Sep 19 10:27:59 CEST 2001

right, my fault!

here's what the previous email lacked:
running red hat 7.1
mailman-2.0.1-2 with sendmail-8.11.2-14

pine is working on any external domains. so i suppose that sendmail accepts
what mailman would need to deliver external accounts.
sending anything to a local email, there's no log line in the logs/post
file. only if external users post anything, there's a line, but if an
external user wants to join the e.g the test-list, the test-request fails.

the /var/mailman/logs/post file:
Sep 16 13:26:01 2001 (19082) post to users from li.st at gmx.net,
size=2265, success
Sep 18 12:33:14 2001 (30862) post to test from
test-request at liland.org, size=735, 1 failures
Sep 18 16:55:37 2001 (32171) post to test from
test-request at liland.org, size=735, 1 failures

the /var/mailman/logs/smtp file:
Sep 18 12:32:50 2001 (30856) smtp for 1 recips, completed in 5.385 seconds
Sep 18 12:33:14 2001 (30862) smtp for 1 recips, completed in 11.580 seconds
Sep 18 16:55:37 2001 (32171) smtp for 1 recips, completed in 0.201 seconds
Sep 19 08:42:02 2001 (4493) smtp for 1 recips, completed in 0.088 seconds

the problem is, that there is'nt any mail within the sendmail que, although
mailman requests a failure. how can i track the mail.

the relevant /etc/sendmail.cf file sections:
# Alias for this host
Cwlocalhost ganimed.liland.org smtp.liland.org
# Virtual email domain
# who I masquerade as (null for no masquerading)
# Smart host
# Use this mailer to reach the Smart host
# Central host for local mail

thx for any hint.


>-----Original Message-----
>From: mailman-users-admin at python.org
>[mailto:mailman-users-admin at python.org]On Behalf Of Greg Ward
>Sent: Dienstag, 18. September 2001 17:27
>To: mailman-users at python.org
>Subject: Re: [Mailman-Users] post failures !
>On 18 September 2001, li.st said:
>> hi there!
>> I'm still looking for a solution for the following strange error:
>> any idear, why all posts from test-request at localhost to an
>> external adress fail, while posts from external adresses or from
>> test-request at localhost to localhost adresses succeed?
>You haven't mentioned which MTA you're using, or given any excerpts from
>its log.
>You haven't demonstrated a manual replication of *exactly* what Exim
>does when it sends a message.  (Ie. connect to localhost:25 and submit a
>list message with multiple recipients.)  My guess is that doing so will
>reveal why your MTA is rejecting these messages.
>I don't think you mentioned which OS you're running.  You may have
>mentioned your Mailman and Python versions, but I don't remember.
>If people haven't answered, it's probably because you haven't given
>enough information.
>        Greg
>Mailman-Users maillist  -  Mailman-Users at python.org

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