[Mailman-Users] Bls: mailman true virtual hosting

Mark Sapiro mark at msapiro.net
Tue Jul 1 18:24:36 CEST 2008

Dony Tata wrote:
>>Did Mailman create a set of entries
>>abc at virtual.org         abc
>>abc-admin at virtual.org   abc-admin
>Mailman doesn't create that set but Mailman create this set
>abc-virtual.org at virtual.org            abc-virtual.org
>abc-virtual.org-admin at virtual.org    abc-virtual.org-admin
>in data/virtual-mailman and aliases
>abc-virtual.org: "|/path/to/mail/mailman post abc-virtual.org"
>abc-virtual.org-admin: "|/path/to/mail/mailman admin abc-virtual.org"
>>in data/aliases

You did not create the list properly. You created a list named
abc-virtual.org. You did not create the list abc.

If you have installed some patches that are supposed to provide "true
virtual hosting" you need to talk to whoever developed those patches.

If not, and this is straight GNU Mailman, you need to do the following
in the mailman directory:

bin/rmlist -a abc-virtual.org
bin/newlist -e virtual.org -u www.virtual.org abc

where www.virtual.org may be something else such as just virtual.org.
It is the host name for the virtual.org web pages.

In any case, with data/aliases entries like the above, the
virtual-mailman entries should be like:

abc at virtual.org            abc-virtual.org
abc-admin at virtual.org    abc-virtual.org-admin

Otherwise you would have to actually mail to
abc-virtual.org at virtual.org, etc.

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San Francisco Bay Area, California    better use your sense - B. Dylan

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