Fwd: Re: [Mailman-Users] yet-another-sendmail-hates-me "list not found" problem
p e y t o n
mmm-mailman at peyton.org
Tue Oct 5 00:38:54 CEST 2004
many thanks for the suggestions. however, the original problem remains
per the mailer error and confirmed by jim tittsler's post, this is not a
sendmail/aliases issue. mailman does not see the list "test" and therefore
the "post" script is failing. however, when i execute "list.lists" i get a
complete listing of every test list i have created while trying to
troubleshoot this issue.
unlike my other installations of mailman this situation is unique because i
am not providing dns for the domain. the host <lists.domain.com> where i
want mailman to live is being pointed at me by another server running bind.
to complicate matters further i have a single ip i use for all hosts on
this machine. while apache is able to do vhosting for me (which is why i
can access the admin/listinfo interfaces) i suspect that mailman can't do this.
if mailman can't resolve that <lists.domain.com> lives on my machine even
though it is defined in mm_cfg.py and via "host" then the only solution is
for me to ask my isp to give me another ip.
is there a light at the end of this tunnel? do people ever buy beer for the
angel on this list that comes through with the right answer?
-with kindness and respect, peyton
>Date: Sat, 02 Oct 2004 19:18:15 -0700
>To: Brad Knowles <brad at stop.mail-abuse.org>, mailman-users at python.org
>From: p e y t o n <mmm-mailman at peyton.org>
>Subject: Re: [Mailman-Users] yet-another-sendmail-hates-me "list
>not found" problem
>Cc: p e y t o n <mmm-mailman at peyton.org>
>as the error message below suggests, the alias is being expanded and an
>error occuring when mailman is processing the post script.
> ----- The following addresses had permanent fatal errors -----
>"|/public_html/mailman/mail/mailman post test" <<------ HERE
> (reason: 1)
> (expanded from: <test at DOMAIN HIDDEN>)
> ----- Transcript of session follows -----
>post script, list not found: test <<------ AND HERE
>554 5.3.0 unknown mailer error 1
>the unknown mailer error 1 that is being reported is from mailman
>returning with a status of 1.
>i also did a quick test of /etc/aliases and it is working normally.
>At 12:58 PM 10/2/2004, Brad Knowles wrote:
>>At 12:48 PM -0700 on 2004-10-02, you wrote:
>>> thanks for the quick reply. i've compared the /etc/aliases entries for
>>> the new list with old ones that i've been running for years and don't
>>> see any difference. i even copied and pasted the entries below straight
>>> from mailman when i created the list.
>> Maybe your aliases file hasn't been rebuilt. Afterall, the
>> /etc/aliases file is only used as input to build the database which is
>> actually used by the MTA, and the database won't be updated until you
>> run "newaliases" after changing the /etc/aliases file. Alternatively,
>> perhaps the aliases file you're actually using is somewhere else, so
>> changes to this file are not relevant anymore.
>> But both of these problems are specific to your MTA, not
>> Mailman. You'd be better off using the resources which are dedicated to
>> your MTA (and your platform) to help you track down these problems.
>>Brad Knowles, <brad at stop.mail-abuse.org>
>>"Those who would give up essential Liberty, to purchase a little
>>temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety."
>> -- Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790), reply of the Pennsylvania
>> Assembly to the Governor, November 11, 1755
>> SAGE member since 1995. See <http://www.sage.org/> for more info.
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