[Mailman-Users] Re: virtual hosting / list name

Will Yardley william+mm at hq.newdream.net
Fri Mar 29 00:38:44 CET 2002

Ashley M. Kirchner wrote:
> Will Yardley wrote:
> > we use a virtual hosting setup, so we actually make the "list-name":
> > list-will.invalid at lists.will.invalid
> >
> > even though aliases point:
> > list at lists.will.invalid to the actual list post.

>  I take a different approach:
>  - I create <list> just the way I want it named  (for example: test)
>  - Sendmail's virtusertable does the following translation:
>     test at lists.domain.net             test-lists.domain.net
>  - The Alias file takes care of the rest (lines wrapped):
>     ## test at lists.domain.net mailing list
>     ## created: 13-Dec-2000 root
>     test-lists.domain.net:         \
>          "|/home/mailman/lists.domain.net/mail/wrapper post test"
> This allows me to have multiple 'test' lists across multiple domains,
> on the same machine, all behaving as separate lists.  (This also means
> I have multiple MM installations.)

hrmm that seems like an interesting way to do things.  do you use an
automated system to create each one?  i think a variation on this might
fit our needs pretty well (although a way to simply change the email
address sent by mailman would, of course, be nicer :>)

do you use symbolic links for commands and just create a new directory
structure for the data directories and stuff?  seems like having lots of
full mailman installations might be a major headache when it comes time
to upgrade (keep in mind that we have about 10-12k customers and are now
starting to allow unlimited discussion lists on all plans)...

Will Yardley
input: william < @ hq . newdream . net . >

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