[Mailman-Users] Multiple/Redundant Mailman servers

Jon Carnes jonc at nc.rr.com
Thu Dec 4 03:41:21 CET 2003

On Wed, 2003-12-03 at 13:41, Charlie Watts wrote:
> What's the "Best Current Practice" for running Multiple or Redundant
> Mailman servers?
> I have a distributed mail system - centralized local message store, and
> many SMTP/POP heads. I'd *like* to be able to run Mailman on all of them,
> with the same lists and configs.
> Currently I NFS mount the configs for many other software packages, and it
> works well.
> I've tried NFS mounting /usr/local/mailman, and making qfiles a symlink to
> a local directory on each machine. This doesn't work; I get messages
> shunted because of Stale NFS filehandles and permission errors, even
> though check_perms says I'm good.
> If this simply isn't possible, I can shunt all of the mail to a central
> list server, and just back-up mailman so I can bring it up elsewhere if
> necessary.
> But I'd love to have a way to do this.

I use LVS at one site for this (you can search the archives and find all
the details you want), some folks use NFS and love it.  I'm comfortable
having one server as a master and only doing the changes to the master,
then echoing those changes out to the slaves.  One of the slaves takes
over as Master should the Master ever go down.

Take care - Jon Carnes

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