[Mailman-Users] Mailman stopped delivering mail

Eric Evans eje4 at cornell.edu
Fri Nov 18 21:04:44 CET 2005

I tried running this python script, and interestingly enough it does cause 
a message to be delivered correctly.  So why does this script work but I 
get "host/servname not known" errors when I try to send a message to my 
list through Mailman?  Very mysterious.


>See the post at
>This gives a more elaborate script that actually sends mail in exactly
>the same way as Mailman's SMTPDirect module. If you run this script as
>the mailman user, it should fail in the same way that mailman fails.
>The exact failure should help diagnose the error. If you find it fails
>in a way different from what's in the FAQ, please report the details
>and the solution :-) so we can update the FAQ.
>Note that it is important to do these tests as the mailman user. One
>person kept trying them as root and they never failed. It turned out
>that root could read /etc/hosts and mailman couldn't.
>Mark Sapiro <msapiro at value.net>       The highway is for gamblers,
>San Francisco Bay Area, California    better use your sense - B. Dylan

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