[Mailman-Users] web configuration interface

Michael Gmail mgrant at gmail.com
Fri Jul 8 01:20:06 CEST 2005

Thanks, I checked everything you suggested, but I still get "not  
found on this server" unless I enter the IP address manually, and the  
links on the config pages still point to mail.bdanube.net. Maybe  
there are cache files somewhere that I should delete, or templates I  
should edit?


On Jul 7, 2005, at 5:46 PM, Dan Phillips wrote:

> On Jul 7, 2005, at 4:35 PM, Michael Gmail wrote:
>> I've got Mailman running (pre-installed) on Mac OS X Tiger, and list
>> messages are being delivered, but I'd like to do some configuration
>> that isn't available through the Server Admin interface. Mailman
>> seems to think the configuration web pages are in the http://
>> mail.bdanube.net/mailman/ directory path, but I can't connect there.
>> I have public DNS records for bdanube.net and www.bdanube.net, but
>> for mail.bdanube.net I have only an MX record, not an A record. I can
>> access the mailman pages by replacing mail.bdanube.net with the
>> server's LAN IP address in the browser's address bar, but internal
>> links on the pages are broken too (I can kinda-sorta get them to work
>> by saving the pages and editing them to change the link href's), and
>> my admin password is always rejected when I try to log into the
>> config page. I'm hoping that's due to the domain-name problem and not
>> still another unrelated glitch.
>> So what do I do now? Do I have to reconfigure Apache, or set up a
>> local DNS server, or request a public A record for mail.bdanube.net,
>> or what? I've looked at Apple's Tiger Server documentation as well as
>> the online Mailman documentation linked from it, but so far I'm
>> coming up empty.
> Take a look at /usr/share/mailman/Mailman/mm_cfg.py for the lines:
> DEFAULT_EMAIL_HOST = 'mail.bdanube.net'
> DEFAULT_URL_HOST = 'www.bdanube.net'
> If they're not there, add them
> In /etc/httpd/httpd.conf, check these lines:
>> #### For Mac OS X Server: Uncomment this line to enable web-based
>> #### configuration of mailman:
>> ##
>>         Include /etc/httpd/httpd_mailman.conf
> Uncomment as instructed if needed. Then check /etc/httpd/ 
> httpd_mailman.conf for this:
>> # Config file for linking the mailman mailing list manager to  
>> MacOSX Server Web Server.
>> #
>> # As noted in httpd.conf, you may uncomment an include directive  
>> in that file, which
>> # points to this file, to enable access to mailman.
>> #
>> ScriptAlias /mailman/ "/usr/share/mailman/cgi-bin/"
>> Alias /pipermail/ "/var/mailman/archives/public/"
>> <Directory "/var/mailman/archives/public/">
>>         Options FollowSymLinks MultiViews Indexes
>>         AllowOverride None
>>         Order allow,deny
>>         Allow from all
>> </Directory>
> FWIW, I don't know why they separated it out into another file,  
> since the scriptalias directive can go directly in httpd.conf. Of  
> course Mailman and Apache will both need to be restarted for these  
> to take effect.
> Apple's GUI to Mailman is rather pathetic, IMHO. You're better off  
> using Mailman's native web interface.
> Dan
> ================================
> Dan Phillips
> Associate Professor of Horn, University of Memphis
> site administrator: music.memphis.edu

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