[Mailman-Users] newbie question

Ed Hill ed at eh3.com
Fri Jul 11 18:20:37 CEST 2003

On Thu, 2003-07-10 at 18:30, Brad Knowles wrote:
> At 2:12 PM -0400 2003/07/10, Ed Hill wrote:
> >  Thanks for responding!  I'm using mailman-2.1.2-2 as shipped with RH 9
> >  and the machine has the name "forge.lcs.mit.edu" with a CNAME of
> >  "dev.mitgcm.org" pointing to the same IP address.
> 	Therein lies the problem.  RFC 822 (and 2822) require that all 
> CNAME aliases be resolved to their canonical name, before being put 
> in mail headers.  This problem cannot be solved by mailman, or your 
> MTA.  You need to fix your DNS.  Make dev.mitgcm.org directly resolve 
> to the same IP address as forge.lcs.mit.edu, and that should do it.

Thank you!!!

Changing the DNS from a CNAME to an A record did indeed fix it.


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