[Mailman-Users] [still] No address associated with nodename

JP Kelly listuser at jpkvideo.net
Tue Dec 21 07:29:20 CET 2004

>>>> I have mailman 2.1.5 installed on OSX Panther with exim as the MTA.
>>>> When mailman attempts to send messages I get the following message 
>>>> in
>>>> smtp-error log:
>>>> Low level smtp error: (7, 'No address associated with nodename')
>> ms mailman is not contacting exim at all.
> That is what the error message is telling you.  Mailman's
> connection via Python's smtplib is failing because it is not
> successfully looking up mailman.jpkvideo.net (which is how
> you've overridden the default for SMTPHOST in your mm_cfg.py).
> (Does 'telnet mailman.jpkvideo.net 25' from the Mailman machine
> actually succeed?)

Yes it does:
telnet mailman.jpkvideo.net 25
Connected to adsl-63-198-201-218.dsl.snfc21.pacbell.net.

I am testing this on a DSL static ip and the reverse lookup resolves to
could that be the problem?

>> Is there a way to run mailman in debug mode?
>> It would be helpful to know what is the actual name of the nodename
>> mailman is trying to use.
> In Mailman/Handlers/SMTPDirect.py you could stick a:
>   syslog('debug', 'SMTPDirect connection to %s', mm_cfg.SMTPHOST)
> in the Connection class's def__connect().

Thanks I gave that a try and it is indeed trying to connect to 
could it be due to the reverse lookup resolving to 
adsl-63-198-201-218.dsl.snfc21.pacbell.net. rather than the ip?

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