[Mailman-Users] all mail to lists generates 550 user not found error

tek tek at linuxdojo.net
Tue Aug 13 11:14:59 CEST 2002

I am missing something here and would totally appreciate anything anyone 
point out that i am obviously not seeing or flat out doing incorrectly.

I cannot reply to the confirmation emails coming from my installation of 
Mailman or send mail into to any of my "test" lists. I/everyone get an 
error 550: user not found

everything else is however finally working.
here is the configuration im running  

-- everything is running over SSL connections --
I have Mailman 2.0.9 running on Postfix-20010228-pl08.
Linux with Apache 1.3.23 w/OpenSSL 0.9.6c

I have multiple virtual domains,(web and mail) all working and are using 
a /etc/postfix/virtual table.
I also have an alias file that is working for postfix taking care of 
mapping virtual users to local and nonlocal users.

when i create a test list called foobar i add the following to my working 
 ##next list also just for testing purposes
foobar:             "|/var/www/html/mailman/mail/wrapper post foobar"
foobar-admin:       "|/var/www/html/mailman/mail/wrapper mailowner foobar"
foobar-request:     "|/var/www/html/mailman/mail/wrapper mailcmd foobar"
foobar-owner:       foobar-admin

***i am running everything out of /var/www/html/mailman cause of security 
restrictions on the home directories.***

afterwhich i run postalias /etc/postfix/aliases

running postconf -n shows
[postfix at mail scripts]$ postconf -n
alias_maps = hash:/etc/postfix/aliases
canonical_maps = hash:/etc/postfix/canonical
command_directory = /usr/sbin
daemon_directory = /usr/lib/postfix
debug_peer_level = 2
default_privs = nobody
delay_warning_time = 4
inet_interfaces = all
local_recipient_maps = $alias_maps unix:passwd.byname
mail_owner = postfix
mail_spool_directory = /var/spool/mail
mailbox_command = /usr/bin/procmail -Y -a $DOMAIN
masquerade_domains = $mydomain
mydestination = $myhostname, localhost.$mydomain, $mydomain
myhostname = mail.my_real_domainname_was_here.com
myorigin = $mydomain
queue_directory = /var/spool/postfix
smtpd_banner = $myhostname ESMTP $mail_name (Spammers not welcome)
smtpd_helo_required = yes
smtpd_recipient_restrictions = reject_invalid_hostname, 
permit_mynetworks,      reject_non_fqdn_recipient,     
check_client_access hash:/etc/postfix/pop-before-smtp,  
check_relay_domains   alias_maps = hash:/etc/postfix/aliases
virtual_maps = hash:/etc/postfix/virtual
when i add -v to smtpd in master.cf
it appears postfix is checking my /etc/postfix/aliases table but is not 
able to find boofar-request hence the 550 error.

so can someone/ANYONE turn on the light and tell me what the hell im 

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