[Mailman-Users] Machine name problems

Jessica Perry Hekman jphekman at arborius.net
Mon Jul 29 15:50:31 CEST 2002

I recently installed mailman on a Debian 3.0 machine (to which I do have 
sudo root access, but only because the admins are nice to me, and I am not 
really allowed to change much). I set up a test list:

test:                    "|/etc/mail/smrsh/mailman_wrapper post test"
test-admin:              "|/etc/mail/smrsh/mailman_wrapper mailowner test"
test-request:            "|/etc/mail/smrsh/mailman_wrapper mailcmd test"
test-owner:              test-admin

When I send mail to test, something unfortunate happens:

 Jul 29 09:35:14 suberic sm-mta[29557]: g6TDZEnw029557: 
 from=<jphekman at arborius.net>, size=461, class=0, nrcpts=1, 
 msgid=<Pine.LNX.4.44.0207290934580.2095-100000 at pendaran.arborius.net>, 
 proto=ESMTP, daemon=MTA, relay=dsl092-069-177.bos1.dsl.speakeasy.net 

 Jul 29 09:35:15 suberic sm-mta[29560]: g6TDZEnw029557: 
 to="|/etc/mail/smrsh/mailman_wrapper post test", 
 ctladdr=<test at suberic.net> (8/0), delay=00:00:01, xdelay=00:00:01, 
 mailer=prog, pri=30689, dsn=2.0.0, stat=Sent

 Jul 29 09:36:02 suberic sm-mta[29575]: g6TDa2nw029575: 
 ruleset=check_mail, arg1=<test-admin at net>, relay=localhost [], reject=553 5.1.8 
 <test-admin at net>... Domain of sender address test-admin at net does not 

 Jul 29 09:36:02 suberic sm-mta[29575]: g6TDa2nw029575: 
 from=<test-admin at net>, size=1282, class=0, nrcpts=0, proto=ESMTP, 
 daemon=MTA, relay=localhost []

The machine's name is suberic.net, but somehow mailman is contructing a 
domain of just "net", so we get addresses like "test-admin at net", which 
clearly don't work. So mail to the list is accepted, but does not get 
propogated out to the list recipients.

Python version on this machine is

  Python 2.1.3 (#1, Apr 20 2002, 10:14:34) 
  [GCC 2.95.4 20011002 (Debian prerelease)] on linux2

I have not had much luck getting the admins to upgrade to Python 2.2 
(things depend on the other version). I am not sure that this is the 
problem, anyways. Does anyone have any ideas?


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