[Mailman-Users] cannot send message to the list?

Aviram Carmi avi at otn.com
Fri Aug 29 06:24:37 CEST 2003

I cannot seem to send anything to the list...

I double checked my DNS and MX, seem to be fine...

I do not get a bounce back, at least not immediately, but I cannot 
seem to "communicate" with the list via email, the web interface 
seems to be working just fine...

do I need to do something with sendmail so that sendmail will 
"realize" that it is supposed to be handling email for 

where are the sendmail error log files kept?


just as an FYI here are my config files for mm/dns/apache

in mm_cfg.py I have this single line:

add_virtualhost('lists.first5ventura.org', 'lists.first5ventura.org')

DNS Setup:
$ cat /var/named/master/first5ventura.org
;; /var/named/master/first5ventura.org
$ORIGIN first5ventura.org.
$TTL 3600
@               IN      SOA     ns1.otn.com.    avi.otn.com. (
                         2003082806 ; serial
                         21600 ; refresh
                         1800 ; retry
                         604800 ; expire
                         3600 ; default_ttl
                 IN      NS      ns1.otn.com.
                 IN      NS      ns2.otn.com.
; WebStar server where the web site is hosted.
                 IN      A
; EIMS (Eudora Internet Mail Server running under MacOS 9.2.2)
; this is where the xxx at first5ventura POP3 mailboxes are hosted
                 IN      MX      10      smtp.otn.com.
; WebStar server where the web site is hosted
www             IN      A
; this is what I am trying to configure, linux2.otn.com is
; which is the machine with apache/sendmail/mailman
lists           IN      MX      10      linux2.otn.com.
lists           IN      A

from httpd.conf:

# virtual host for apache

     ServerAdmin avi at otn.com
     DocumentRoot /var/www/html/first5ventura
     ServerName lists.first5ventura.org
     ErrorLog logs/lists.first5ventura.org-error_log
     CustomLog logs/lists.first5ventura.org-access_log common
     ScriptAlias /mailman/ "/var/mailman/cgi-bin/"
     Alias /pipermail/ /var/mailman/archives/public/

<Directory /var/mailman/cgi-bin>
     AddHandler cgi-script .cgi
     AddHandler cgi-script .exe
     AllowOverride None
     Options +ExecCGI
     Order allow,deny
     Allow from all

<Directory /var/mailman/archives>
Options +FollowSymlinks
<Directory /var/mailman/archives/public/>
AddDefaultCharset Off


# server wide setup for main domain
ScriptAlias /mailman/ /var/mailman/cgi-bin/
Alias /pipermail/ /var/mailman/archives/public/

<Directory /var/mailman/archives>
Options +FollowSymlinks
<Directory /var/mailman/archives/public/>
AddDefaultCharset Off


Aviram Carmi
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