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 13:01:57 CEST 2004

no, they correctly set up an A record for the hostname.

here's another synopsis of things:

    * The alias for the post to the list is working evidenced by the mailer 
    * The python script for the post to the list operation is running but 
not finding the list
    * When the script is run as user mail from the command line it appears 
to work (must cntr-d)
    * When the script is run via sendmail it does not
    * The DNS for the list is working and uses an A record
    * The DNS for the list is hosted elsewhere

i have now totally exhausted all my ideas. this included going back to 
2.1.3 (which i have several copies running already). but even THAT was a no-go.

i'm off to bed where i'm sure i'll dream about mailman all night long.


At 03:55 PM 10/4/2004, Brad Knowles wrote:

>         Hmm.  Do they point to you via a CNAME alias in the DNS?  If so, 
> they need to stop doing that, because the SMTP RFCs require that a 
> hostname which is an alias to another be replaced by the actual 
> "canonical" hostname, and this could be throwing off Mailman.

>At 3:38 PM -0700 2004-10-04, p e y t o n wrote:
>>  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.

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