[Mailman-Users] 2 Questions

Richard Barrett r.barrett at openinfo.co.uk
Thu Jul 3 18:43:42 CEST 2003

At 02:35 03/07/2003, Peter Russell wrote:
>1. When i setup the mailman box on the private network i used the private
>IP at the hostname etc - now i have gone back in and replaced everywqhere i
>can find with the FQDN

You should only have had to change, in mm_cfg.py, the applicable MM config 
variables described in Defaults.py. Typically something like what follows, 
at the end of your mm_cfg.py, will do the trick:

DEFAULT_EMAIL_HOST = 'your.mailhostname.tld'
DEFAULT_URL_HOST = 'your.webhostname.tld'

Having done that, the $prefix/bin/withlist script $prefix/bin/fix_url.py is 
your friend. Just run fix_url.py to get its usage.

If you are using the MM pipermail archiver with HTML archives, you might 
also need to run $prefix/bin/arch if there is archived email with 
attachments that have been extracted with links to the attachments left in 
the email. These links seem to have the web_page_url of the list concerned 
at the time the email was added to the archive backed in. Running arch 
rebuilds these links.

>  - but still in  responses to mailman-request the
>original private IP appears - see below - where exactly can i change this?
>The results of your email command are provided below. Attached is your
>original message.
>- Results:
>     help
>     Help for Mailman mailing list:
>This is email command help for version 2.1 of the "Mailman"
>list manager.  The following describes commands you can send to get
>information about and control your subscription to Mailman lists at
>this site.  A command can be in the subject line or in the body of the
>Note that much of the following can also be accomplished via the World
>Wide Web, at:
>2. IS there a way of using the postfix style auto generated and update
>aliases with sendmail? I have postfix on my test machine and it works a
>treat, but i can see no option of doing this with sendmail.

You could take a look at $MMbuild/contrib/mm-handler which is a Sendmail 
mailer inplemented in Perl which obviates the need for maintaining the list 
aliases but subject to some fairly serious constraints.

There is a Python implementation of a Sendmail mailer with the same 
constraints as mm_mailer (which are basically Sendmail constraints) but 
which is more closely integrated with MM and which, I believe, is a more 
robust solution; being the author of it I would think that. See: 

For preference you should use MM 2.1.2 and download the most recent version 
of the patch file which matches your MM version: currently 

>Many thanks

Richard Barrett                                      http://www.openinfo.co.uk

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