[Mailman-Users] Redirecting Mailman URL

Mark Sapiro mark at msapiro.net
Tue Aug 19 04:25:43 CEST 2008

Alan.Rubin at nt.gov.au wrote:

>Thanks, Mark.  That seems to be working.  We don't currently support virtual
>hosts and their lists.  If we did, is there another simple way to make www.lists
>appear the same as just lists?

No. And you'll probably have problems anyway with what you have.

Each list has a hidden 'web_page_url' attribute. See the FAQ at
<http://wiki.list.org/x/mIA9> for more detail on this.

If VIRTUAL_HOSTS_OVERVIEW is On, the only lists that appear on the
listinfo and admin overview pages are those for which the host name in
web_page_url matches the host name in the URL that invoked the page.
If VIRTUAL_HOSTS_OVERVIEW is Off, all public list appear on the
overview pages regardless of invoking URL.

So setting VIRTUAL_HOSTS_OVERVIEW = Off has solved your overview issue,
but web_page_url is used as the initial part of lots of links on
various pages, so if the host in web_page_url is lists..., those links
won't work from the outside where the host needs to be www.lists...

You really need to have one host name which is set as DEFAULT_URL_HOST
and is probably the www.lists... host and which is used for both
internal and external access.

Also see <http://wiki.list.org/x/gIA9>.

Mark Sapiro <mark at msapiro.net>        The highway is for gamblers,
San Francisco Bay Area, California    better use your sense - B. Dylan

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