[Mailman-Users] internal and external access to Mailman's web site

Patrick Bogen pdbogen at gmail.com
Mon Feb 13 17:22:03 CET 2006

Can you access mailman pages from outside your network via the
stremen.xs4all.nl address? If so, it might be something weird with the
way your ADSL router/firewall resolves names inside. Specifically, it
might not do port forwarding for accesses on its external IP that
originate from inside the LAN.

If you don't have any systems that move between networks (e.g., a
laptop), the easiest thing would be to add an /etc/hosts entry like:
stremen.xs4all.nu    <iP of mailman box>
Of course, that's assuming the problem is what I describe and not a
server misconfiguration.
A similar trick can be performed in Windows, but I'm not sure of the details.

- Patrick Bogen

On 2/13/06, Charles Stroom <charles at stremen.xs4all.nl> wrote:
> I apologise if the subject has been handled before; I searched the
> archives, but could not find what I wanted to know.
> Since short, I am using an ADSL modem, which contains the firewall
> as well.  This modem grabs my IP address, and external access to
> my web server is done by port forwarding.  This works, no problem.
> However, I myself cannot access my web server by it's fully qualified
> name (stremen.xs4all.nl), but have to use an internal LAN address
> (such as stremen.localnet).  If I access my Mailman web pages, I
> have to use this LAN address, however each time I click a related
> link, this link points to the FQN, which then does not work;
> each time I have to manually change the "stremen.xs4all.nl/" part to
> "stremen.localnet/", which is quite annoying.
> Is there a solution for this problem?  Have I mis-configured Mailman?
> Is this what VIRTUAL_HOSTS is supposed to do?
> I should add, that, with the change of modem, I also upgraded my
> Linux to SuSE 10.0 with an updated Mailman (2.1.6).  After the
> installation of a basic Mailman system, the old lists were simply
> copied from the old to the new location.
> Any help would be appreciated.  Thanks
> Charles Stroom
> email: charles at stremen dot xs4all dot nl
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- Patrick Bogen

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