[Mailman-Users] Virtual sites

Ashley M. Kirchner ashley at pcraft.com
Thu Sep 14 01:25:08 CEST 2006

Carl Zwanzig wrote:
> Probably the easiest way to get the 'multiple' domains that you want
> is to run one instance of mailman for each domain. Yoy can then configure
> the smtphost for that specific domain.
    And to second this part of Carl's e-mail, this is exactly what I'm 
doing on my end.  I wanted to be able to have the same mailing list 
*name* exist across multiple virtual domains.  Back in January 2003 I 
posted a question about this, and at the time, Barry Warsaw replied with 
the following:

    AMK>     Under MM2.0.x I created separate installations for
    AMK> different virtual hosts.  This allowed me to create the same
    AMK> list name, on a different virtual host without having mailman
    AMK> conflict.  Now, with MM2.1, how should I continue to do this?

MM2.1 doesn't lift this restriction, so your best bet is to continue
your current approach.  However, there /is/ a semi-supported extension
mechanism that you might be able to use to share one installation to
do it all.  See the Mailman/Site.py file for details, although there's
no guarantee this will give you enough of a hook.


    So far I haven't seen this change, and to be perfectly honest, I 
don't really expect it to either.  I can't speak for everyone, but I 
think the number of people who have the same type of installation as me 
are fairly limited compared to everyone else who runs MM.  But then, I 
could be wrong.

    MM does what it was designed to do.  The fact that a few of us have 
quirky setups, I don't think is enough to go through a rewrite. :)  Just 
my two cents.

    But to comment on Jay Vaagen's original post, I think separating the 
virtual domains across multiple MM installations might be the easier way 
to go.  I have one server that's is specifically for MM, and it's 
hosting 7 different domains, each one with anywhere between 5 to 50 
lists on each installation.

    -- Ash

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