[Mailman-Users] Confusion between sendmail and mailman for hostnames
msapiro at value.net
Wed Sep 19 17:34:57 CEST 2007
Chris Waltham wrote:
>I have a new server called bingham.testing.bowdoin.edu, which has a
>CNAME in DNS so that newlists.bowdoin.edu points to
>bingham.testing.bowdoin.edu. Because bingham will do other things
>than just Mailman, I wanted this flexibility. I compiled Mailman
>with --with-mailhost=newlists.bowdoin.edu and --with-
>urlhost=newlists.bowdoin.edu so that I can make as few changes to
>mm_cfg.py as necessary.
>So, I'll create a list called "testing" on the machine that is
>bingham.testing.bowdoin.edu (but Mailman believes it's
>newlists.bowdoin.edu). I can email testing at newlists.bowdoin.edu and
>subscribe myself to the list and post to the list successfully.
>However, when I click "Reply" to a message posted to the testing
>list, the email address displayed is
>testing at bingham.testing.bowdoin.edu instead of
>testing at newlists.bowdoin.edu.
I believe this is the exact issue of the FAQ at
The solution is to not use a CNAME for newlists.bowdoin.edu, use an A
record with the same address as bingham.testing.bowdoin.edu.
Mark Sapiro <msapiro at value.net> The highway is for gamblers,
San Francisco Bay Area, California better use your sense - B. Dylan
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