[Mailman-Users] Plans to support 2 lists w/ same name in diffdomains?

Matt England mengland at mengland.net
Mon Jun 13 06:25:39 CEST 2005

Ok.  Thanks for the quick response.

Can anyone provide recommendations for configuring the 'mailman' email 
list...that spans the virtual domains?  Should one alias the virtual domain 
'mailman' list somehow to the "global" mailman list?


At 6/12/2005 11:10 PM, Mark Sapiro wrote:
>Matt England wrote:
> >
> >When will Mailman natively (ie, without patches) support 2 lists with the
> >same name in different domains?
>It's on the ToDo list (http://www.list.org/todo.html), but unless
>someone comes up with a really good implementation in the mean time,
>it probably won't happen before Mailman 3.
> >I am presuming that the virtualhosts feature does not support this today;
> >if it does, can someone please reply to this thread to let me (us) know?
>You are correct. As shipped, there is only one global name space for
>list names regardless of virtual host. The virtual hosts capability
>supports things like only showing the lists for a given host on that
>host's listinfo page and allowing editing of the various templates on
>a 'per virtual host' basis, but the list names still have to be unique
> >Until then, it looks like the best answer is to run separate mailman
> >installs for every independent, virtualhost domain.  Is this a fair 
> analysis?
>If it is important to allow the same list name in two domains, then
>yes, I think it is a fair analysis. The various patches for working
>around this limitation actually implement an 'invisible' list name
>which has the virtual host name appended to the list name. This should
>be a viable solution, but the number of complaints from people who've
>tried the patches leads me to think that the patches are not complete
>enough for general use.
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