[Mailman-Users] Configuration problem - virtual domains URL

Mark Sapiro mark at msapiro.net
Mon Nov 26 02:55:32 CET 2007

Marc Perkel wrote:

>I'm trying to figure out how to do a slightly unusual configuration. 
>Normally mailman wants to use URLs like http://www.domain.com/mailman . 
>But what I want to do is have url's that look like 
>So - in my config file I have:
>DEFAULT_EMAIL_HOST = 'ctyme.com'
>DEFAULT_URL_HOST = 'ctyme.com'
>DEFAULT_URL_PATTERN = 'http://mailman.%s/'
>Seems to work for managing the list but when I try to use /create or 
>/listinfo instead of http://mailman.ctyme.com I get 
>What I don't understand is why the double mailman and how do I fix it?

It is somewhat complicated, but the bottom line is it will work the way
you expect if you set


in mm_cfg.py.

In a Mailman virtual host environment (the default), the host name that
is plugged into DEFAULT_URL_PATTERN is in some cases obtained from the
host portion of the URL that invoked the CGI. This clearly doesn't
work if DEFAULT_URL_PATTERN has more than just %s in the host portion.

If VIRTUAL_HOST_OVERVIEW = Off, the host name used is DEFAULT_URL_HOST.

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