[Mailman-Users] Sending mail to lists gets stuck
jonc at nc.rr.com
Thu Sep 26 17:28:52 CEST 2002
Check Sendmail and make sure that it will accept any connection from
your local box: netstat -na |grep 25
This is a *very* common problem with the RPM install. The install
cannot reconfigure Sendmail for you so Sendmail is still stuck in its
You can either check the archives for the fix, or simply read the
Mailman docs that were installed by the RPM - there is a file that
specifically talks about this problem with Sendmail and how to fix it.
On Thu, 2002-09-26 at 10:55, Reuven M. Lerner wrote:
> I've just installed Mailman on a Red Hat 7.2 machine (with all
> non-kernel updates). I used the RPM version (2.0.13-1). We're
> running the stock Sendmail version, also from an RPM (8.11.6-3).
> Everything seemed trivially easy until it came time to send mail to
> members of a list. The list members receive a welcome message. I can
> send e-mail from the machine to the members, and vice-versa.
> The only trouble, mail-wise, appears to be the Mailman lists: Anything
> that I send to a list disappears into a black hole, or so it seems.
> That is, if I send e-mail to the "reuventest" list, I see the
> following in the Sendmail logs:
> Sep 26 16:34:07 mail sendmail: g8QDY7j32213:
> to="|/var/mailman/mail/wrapper post reuventest",
> ctladdr=<reuventest at THEORG.org.il> (8/0), delay=00:00:00,
> xdelay=00:00:00, mailer=prog, pri=30047, dsn=2.0.0, stat=Sent
> Following this, I get nothing at all. In other words, the e-mail
> reached Mailman, but Mailman didn't pass the message along to members
> of the list. Nothing appears in the archives either.
> I followed the directions included in the RPM for configuring for Red
> Hat Linux. I also used check_perms, and discovered that the
> permissions used by the RPM aren't acceptable to Mailman, since they
> use gid 0 rather than the "mailman" user's gid. I used "check_perms
> -f" to fix this, and now check_perms indicates that everything is OK.
> We're running behind a firewall with only ports 25 (SMTP), 53 (DNS),
> and 110 (POP3) open. But I find it hard to believe that the firewall
> is causing any trouble here. Neither the FAQ nor the manual were of
> any obvious help.
> Has anyone else encountered this? If so, I would be happy to hear
> ways to get around this very puzzling problem.
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