[Mailman-Users] mailman web interface via reverse proxy ; hostname is set properly on list pages, but not on base listinfo

Mark Sapiro mark at msapiro.net
Wed Sep 8 17:42:10 CEST 2010

Daniel Maher wrote:
>For example, via http://proxy.dom.ain/mailman/admin/list all of the 
>links on the page point (properly) to 
>http://proxy.dom.ain/mailman/admin/list/* as expected ; all except the 
>final "Overview of all ,x.dom.ain mailing lists" link, which points to 
> .
>Likewise, on http://proxy/mailman/listinfo the header states " 
>Mailing Lists", and makes references to "mailing lists on", and 
>to contact "mailman at" for problems.

The host portion of those URLs comes from the get_domain() function in
Mailman/Utils.py which gets it from the environment passed by Apache
to the CGI. It uses HTTP_HOST if present or SERVER_NAME if no

If you set VIRTUAL_HOST_OVERVIEW = No in mm_cfg.py, it will use
DEFAULT_URL_HOST instead which is probably what you want.

I think you can also get Apache to provide the name you want with the
ServerName and UseCanonicalName directives in httpd.conf, but setting
VIRTUAL_HOST_OVERVIEW = No  is probably preferable in your case.

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