[Mailman-Users] Mailman URL and listinfo

John Fleming john at wa9als.com
Mon Oct 11 14:00:43 CEST 2004

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Mark Sapiro" <msapiro at value.net>
To: "Fred Look and Brenda Carson" <bree at wave.co.nz>;
<mailman-users at python.org>
Sent: Sunday, October 10, 2004 8:44 PM
Subject: Re: [Mailman-Users] Mailman URL and listinfo

> Fred Look and Brenda Carson wrote:
> >
> >well at first we could access listinfo but no lists would show
> >if we went to a specific list admin page and clicked on a link it would
> >to take us back to the (www.mydomain.com) rather than a relitive address
> >(192.168.x.x)
> This is the way it works. The list has an attribute called web_page_url
> which is the result at list creation time of plugging a domain (often
> DEFAULT_URL_HOST but can be different depending on how the list is
> created) into DEFAULT_URL_PATTERN giving something like
> 'http://www.mydomain.com/mailman/'. This has two effects. If
> VIRTUAL_HOST_OVERVIEW = On (the default), the list will not show on
> the listinfo page if the host of the listinfo page is not found in
> web_page_url. '192.168.x.x' is not in
> 'http://www.mydomain.com/mailman/', so the list doesn't show on the
> 192.168.x.x listinfo page. Also, web_page_url is used as the base for
> links on the list admin pages, so all the links are relative to
> web_page_url, not to the current URL.

Consistent with this, my lists don't show if I surf to the IP-based domain
instead of the name-based domain - even to the outside domain, e.g.
http://64......./mailman/listinfo.  Fred's problem is not directly just
because he used an "inside" IP.  - John

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