[Mailman-Users] hostname appears in URLs, despite hostname is not set in DEFAULT_URL_HOST (solved)

Rolf E. Sonneveld R.E.Sonneveld at sonnection.nl
Fri Apr 13 13:42:24 CEST 2007

Rolf E. Sonneveld schreef:
> Hi,
> running Mailman 2.1.9. I have tried to find the answer to this question 
> in the FAQs but didn't succeed. Please bear with me if this has been 
> asked before.
> As per the configure parameters --with-mailhost and --with-urlhost I 
> have in my Defaults.py the following definitions:
> DEFAULT_EMAIL_HOST = 'lists.domain.com'
> DEFAULT_URL_HOST = 'lists.domain.com'
> Mailman is running on a host with name 'hostname.domain.com'
> When I first tried to create a list, Mailman gave the following error 
> message:
> Error: Unknown virtual host: hostname.domain.com
> Then I added the line:
> add_virtualhost('hostname.domain.com','lists.domain.com')
> to the end of mm_cfg.py. Now that solved my problem of the list 
> creation. However, whenever a new list is created, the URL's in all list 
> related messsages contain http://hostname.domain.com and NOT 
> http://lists.domain.com
> How can I use the lists.domain.com to show up in the URL in messages 
> that go to subscribers, moderators etc.?

I have solved my problem by adding lists.domain.com as a CNAME to 
host.domain.com in DNS. Then I was able to connect to 
http://lists.domain.com and new mailing lists were created with the 
proper settings. No need to use 'add_virtualhost'. Sorry to have 
bothered you; hopefully this mail helps someone in the future to solve 
his/her problems when he/she looks it up in the mail archives.


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