[Mailman-Users] rename mailman hostname

Mark Sapiro msapiro at value.net
Mon Nov 13 19:50:17 CET 2006

mardin at comcast.net wrote:
>Since I needed to rename hostname to mailman_server2.admin.net. I added the following lines to mm_cfg.py and run fix_url and arch. The mailman server was working.
>DEFAULT_EMAIL_HOST = 'mailman_server2.admin.net'
>DEFAULT_URL_HOST = 'mailman_server2.admin.net'
>DEFAULT_URL_PATTERN = 'https://%s/mailman/'

The above is correct and all you need.

>But when I looked at "FAQ 4.29. Where can I change a list or the default URL used for the web interface?" I found the following message:
>> and some more add_virtualhost(URL_FQDN, EMAIL_FQDN) if you are using virtual hosts.

This only applies if this Mailman is to support lists in more than one

>My question is:
>Should I add one extra line shch as "add_virtualhost(mailman_server2.admin.net, mailman_server2.admin.net') in the mmcfg_cfg.py:
>DEFAULT_EMAIL_HOST = 'mailman_server2.admin.net'
>DEFAULT_URL_HOST = 'mailman_server2.admin.net'
>add_virtualhost(mailman_server2.admin.net, mailman_server2.admin.net')                                          <-new

This would be wrong. If you add additional lines such as the above, the
names have to be quoted as in


but this wouldn't be any different from the


you already have with the values of DEFAULT_URL_HOST and
DEFAULT_EMAIL_HOST that you have assigned.

>DEFAULT_URL_PATTERN = 'https://%s/mailman/'
>Our Apache httpd.conf has VirtualHost directory. Does it mean we are using the virtual host of mailman_server2.admin.net?
> <VirtualHost *:80>
>ServerName mailman_server2.admin.net

Yes, but it makes no difference to Mailman. Mailman's virtual hosts are
for supporting lists in more than one domain with a single Mailman
instance, so unless you have Mailman lists in a second domain, you
aren't using Mailman virtual hosts.

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San Francisco Bay Area, California    better use your sense - B. Dylan

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