[Mailman-Users] Mailman and sendmail...

Jon Carnes jonc at nc.rr.com
Tue Jan 28 17:19:09 CET 2003

Hmm, You've got some real sendmail problems.  You might want to consult
that list or the FAQ's from http://www.sendmail.org

You need to set your hostname properly. You can set it via the hostname
command, but it's better if its in your servers configuration files. 
Also, make sure that your hostname is in your /etc/hosts file and it's
ip is identified properly.

You can edit /etc/sendmail.cf and set the hostname inside there (if the
hostname you want it to use is not the default, but resolves to your box
anyway).  You also need to edit /etc/sendmail.cf or one of the /etc/mail
files to alert Sendmail as to which domains are local (so it should
accept traffic for those domains as being local).

As an aside, I don't like the way your RPM of Mailman installed and
expected a no-group when using the MTA.  After you get your Sendmail
install working properly you should consider downloading the Mailman
from source and installing via:
  ./configure --with-mail-gid=78
  make install

Jon Carnes

On Tue, 2003-01-28 at 08:46, Adam wrote:
> I've been trying to get through these problems on my own for a while - using the
> searchable mailling list (thanks for that guys). However, I've still got problems. 
> I'm using mandrake 9 with mailman installed from rpm, with sendmail 8.12.7
> installed from source. I seemed to have managed to get sendmail working (with
> appropriate aliases) but it doesn't have NEWDB installed (I've config'ed the
> aliases file myself).
> The first problem was my confirmation mails bouncing back to the user with 
> Failure to exec script. WANTED gid 65534, GOT gid 78.  (Reconfigure to take 78?)
> 554 5.3.0 unknown mailer error 2
> But I changed the gid of mailnull to 65534 and the bouncing stopped. 
> However, now I get on my mailman server those confirmation messages to postmaster: 
> The original message was received at Mon, 27 Jan 2003 21:02:06 GMT
> from localhost
> with id h0RL26TX025349
>    ----- The following addresses had permanent fatal errors -----
> <root at deepthought.34sp.com>
>     (reason: 553 sorry, that domain isn't in my list of allowed rcpthosts (#5.7.1))
>    ----- Transcript of session follows -----
> ... while talking to deepthought.34sp.com.:
> >>> DATA
> <<< 553 sorry, that domain isn't in my list of allowed rcpthosts (#5.7.1)
> 550 5.1.1 <root at deepthought.34sp.com>... User unknown
> <<< 503 RCPT first (#5.5.1)
> Also, where do I configure the domain name for Mailman? At the moment the
> default seems to be localhost.localdomain. 
> Can anyone guide me through this? 
> I'd appreciate some helpful advice here - thanks very much in advance. 
> adam
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