[Mailman-Users] separate mailman and web servers

Peter Matulis pmatulis at sympatico.ca
Wed Jan 31 20:57:01 CET 2007

Can someone explain to me how mailman and the web server can exist on 
separate machines?  I am new to mailman and I'm having a hard time 
understanding how mailman communicates with its web server.  I have a 
new client that connects to an external web server to add list members 
but mailman (and postfix) runs on a local system.

I see that in /usr/local/mailman/Mailman/mm_cfg.py mailman is pointed to 
this external web server with DEFAULT_URL_HOST.

Any pointers on how postfix fits into this communication are also 
appreciated.  The online docs at list.org for Site Administrators do 
not explain much.

What my client appears to have is a simple diffusion setup.  They use it 
as a means to send info to multiple people.  So members do not 


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