[Mailman-Users] Problem with listinfo and advertised in global virtual host setup (I did my homework)

Steve Werby steve-lists at befriend.com
Tue Feb 4 18:21:47 CET 2003

I recently installed Mailman 2.1 on a machine running Apache 1.3.20.
Mailman is installed in a central location and made available to all virtual
sites via an Apache ScriptAlias directive.  The lists function properly and
all are accessible, but are not listed on the listinfo page even though
advertised is flagged as Yes on the Privacy options page.  I have read the
docs in the source tarball, the FAQ and searched the archives so I'm aware
that I can get all lists to appear on the listinfo page by setting:
VIRTUAL_HOST_OVERVIEW=0 within Mailman/mm_cfg.py.  Thanks to a list post by
Barry Warsaw and FAQ 4.17.  The result is that all lists on the server are
advertised on the listinfo page, regardless of whether the list's host_name
(as set on the bottom of the General options page) matches the host in the
web page.  The lists are setup to receive email @foo.com (not @www.foo.com,
though I can if that solves the problem), the listinfo page is either
www.foo.com or www.bar.com and I've tried setting host_name to foo.com and
www.foo.com with the same results (with VIRTUAL_HOST_OVERVIEW=1 or not set).
This is the same behavior I experienced by default in Mailman 1.x, but I'm
curious if there's a solution that will make lists only available via a URL
that matches the hostname?  I searched the archives, so if it's been covered
I simply didn't enter the right search terms to track down the solution.
And I tried a helper function mentioned in INSTALL, but I wasn't clear if it
could be used to accomplish what I desire.

I'll take a fish or a fishing lesson.  <g>  If you need more details or
clarification say the word.

Steve Werby
President, Befriend Internet Services LLC

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