[Mailman-Users] Instaling Mailman - almost working but...

David Gordon davidgordon at ntlworld.com
Sun Nov 10 10:42:14 CET 2002


I'm installing Mailman 2.0.13 on a "Virtual Server". I have no real
experience of the command line or Unix so getting this far is pretty good

I have got as far as creating the list "test" and received a mail from
Mailman saying my new list is set up. I cannot however access the admin
pages in that mail.

>You can configure your mailing list at the following web page:
>    http://mydomain1.tld/mailman/admin/test

The FAQs suggest that 404 not found errors are down to not configuring
the Apache httpd.conf file, but I do have the following lines

><VirtualHost mailman.mydomain1.tld>
>ServerName mailman.mydomain1.tld
>ServerAdmin mailman.mydomain1.tld
>DocumentRoot /home/mailman
>ScriptAlias /mailman/ /home/mailman/cgi-bin/
>Alias /pipermail/ /home/mailman/archives/public/

My first query is whether I need the DNS updated to point
mailman.mydomain1.tld to mydomain1.tld. (For example http://
www.mydomain1.tld reaches my web pages but http://mydomain1.tld takes you
to my servers default domain (myserver.myhost.tld). I need a CNAME entry
for mailman.mydomain1.tld perhaps?

Next sending a message to test-request at mydomain.tld doesn't work. The
message is cought by my 'catch-all' mailbox although I have set "test-
request at mydomain.tld mailman" in the virtusertable. (And done gen-

I don't really understand the URLs Mailman gives in the "Your new mailing
list" message. I can see why it's <http://mydomain1.tld/mailman/listinfo/
test>. But thase pages don't exist on my server. Attempting to reach them
via http://myserver.myhost.tld/mailman etc doen't work either.

So as far as I can see this is either a DNS problem on my setup or I've
missed something somewhere...

Any clues or ideas welcome!



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