[Mailman-Users] Changing hostname of active list server

Charles Marcus CMarcus at Media-Brokers.com
Thu Dec 6 04:50:11 CET 2007

According to 4.29 of the FAQ:


4.29. Where can I change a list or the default URL used for the web 
For MM 2.1.2:

  Changing hostnames

These changes should be made $prefix/Mailman/mm_cfg.py. The applicable 
MM config variables are described in $prefix/Mailman/Defaults.py. 
Typically something like what follows, at the end of your mm_cfg.py, 
will do the trick:

  DEFAULT_EMAIL_HOST = 'your.mailhostname.tld'
  DEFAULT_URL_HOST = 'your.webhostname.tld'

and some more add_virtualhost(URL_FQDN, EMAIL_FQDN) if you are using 
virtual hosts.

DEFAULT_URL_HOST should be a fully qualified host name, not an actual 
URL, e.g. 'mailman.example.com' not 'http://mailman.example.com'.


Currently, notices with URL references to cancel a posting are of the 
form aaaa.yyyyy.com, and I want to change it to bbbb.zzzz.com.

Is this as simple as setting the DEFAULT_URL_HOST in mm_cfg.py, then 

$prefix/bin/withlist -l -a -r fix_url ?

I am running postfix in virtual domains mode, but I only have one domain 
right now, if that matters...

I'm just a little nervous about 'fixing something that ain't broke'... ;)


Best regards,


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