[Mailman-Users] mailman with mysql/maildrop

Mark Sapiro mark at msapiro.net
Fri Apr 10 06:09:08 CEST 2009

Jonathan Nichols wrote:

>	I must preface this by noting that I have in fact Googled for this  
>but have not found any solutions that work. I have an Ubuntu box  
>(Hardy) and have a mysql/postfix setup as documented in the Flurdy  
>howto found at http://flurdy.com/docs/postfix/ ... but I also have  
>maildrop in the mix. It seems to work ok, except with mailman. I added  
>mailman last night and now I'm getting the following error when I try  
>to send to list addresses.
>status=bounced (user unknown. Command output: ERR: authdaemon:  
>s_connect() failed: Permission denied Invalid user specified. )
>Now, I realize what the error is telling me. It's having problems  
>finding the user. I have the users in a mysql db, and the structure  
>looks like the following:
>Should I put something for the mailman addresses in there as well?

No. I don't think so.

>can do that, since I don't have that many lists.
>If not, is there another way around this? I did try just telling  
>postfix to look at another transport map, but maildrop is still  
>involved and it's looking at the mysql db.

I'm not sure about the maildrop aspect of it, but I *think* you can
just define mailman's aliases as a hash: in alias_maps. See
<http://mailman.sourceforge.net/mailman-install/node13.html> or
<http://www.list.org/mailman-install/node13.html> for info on
configuring Mailman/Postfix integration.

Mailman's aliases deliver via a pipe to Mailman's mail wrapper which
queues the messages appropriately for Mailman.

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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