[Mailman-Users] Mailman 2.1.5 - FQDN Question

Cogley, Rick rick.cogley at esolia.co.jp
Thu Jul 21 21:46:07 CEST 2005

Interesting. That may well be the source of some wonky behavior, Steve and

My /etc/hosts has one line: rcogley.myispsdomain.com rcogley localhost

... Which man says is [IP, fqdn, alias, alias]

I have another domain I am hosting mail for on the machine, and postfix
sends out from root@ from this domain. 
Also, I have another IP as well. 

Can I just add to this file so it looks like: rcogley.myispsdomain.com rcogley localhost www.domainofmine.net www


(and I thought having this schtuff in DNS was enough...)

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-----Original Message-----
From: Steve Burling [mailto:srb at umich.edu] 
Sent: Friday, July 22, 2005 12:39 AM
To: Cogley, Rick
Subject: Re: [Mailman-Users] Mailman 2.1.5 - FQDN Question

--On July 21, 2005 3:38:30 PM +0900 "Cogley, Rick" 
<rick.cogley at esolia.co.jp> wrote:

> However, can anyone tell me why lists created in the web interface 
> default to www.domainofmine.net but lists created from the command 
> line default to localhost.localdomain? Of course, I can just run 
> fix_url after every list creation in the shell script, but, is there a 
> "template" somewhere that I can use to set it to use www.domainofmine.net
for all lists?
> Hope someone can assist! Thanks in advance!

To which I reply:

Just a wild-assed guess here, but what's your /etc/hosts look like?  Does it
have an entry for your the FQDN of your server, with its external IP
address?  I've stumbled over, or been bitten by, the localhost.localdomain
stuff on a bunch of red hat / fedora machines where /etc/hosts only has info
for the loopback interface.

Steve Burling                                    <mailto:srb at umich.edu>
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