[Mailman-Users] List on a different domain name?

Mark Sapiro mark at msapiro.net
Sat Jan 8 20:23:30 CET 2011

On 1/8/2011 9:03 AM, Chris Arnold wrote:

> This use to work on a domain we had that has expired now and in fact
> when internal network users goto that old address, we can still use
> the old existing list. So i am not sure about the downstream and
> upstream packages you referred to.

The upstream product is GNU Mailman as distributed by the Mailman
project. This can be downloaded and installed following our installation
documentation. It is also packaged by value-added resellers/distributors
for "turn-key" installation on their systems (In your case apparently
Novell/SLES). These are referred to as downstream packagers because they
are downstream in the flow from the base or upstream product to you.

Downstream packagers do many things to make a turn-key package that
integrates Mailman with a web server and MTA. They may or may not do
things in ways that we recommend, and except for the most common
packages, we don't have a clue as to what they have done. That's why
your first recourse for support should always be the packager.

> I have tried everything you have
> suggested and nothing seems to work. You helped me get the old
> expired domain list working and i seem to remember something about
> split lists or something split. Maybe i should bring forth the
> network servers setup: -mailman host= installed on domain.com which
> is our webserver (apache2 2.2.3), SLES10 SP3 with OES2 SP3. Has a
> separate postfix install that is not used (i seem to remember having
> to have this postfix instance send the email to our email server,
> more on this next). -email server= separate server with Zimbra 6.0.9
> FOSS (this uses postfix) running on SLES10 SP3 with OES2 SP3.The
> maillist users have been created. I'm not sure what else info to give
> you from this server. I will happily give you remote access to the
> servers if you need it.

I am a volunteer. I neither ask nor receive any remuneration for what I
do to support Mailman. I do it because I like to see people succeed in
using Mailman, and because I am a "problem solver". There are however,
limits to what I am willing or even able to do.

If you like, you can mail me off list with the following information.

What works.
What doesn't work - expected and actual results.
The contents of mm_cfg.py.
ls -l of mailman's data/ directory
The contents of data/aliases and, if it exists, data/virtual-mailman
The output from postconf -n
The contents of apache's httpd.conf and all included files

All of the above with actual, unmunged domain names.

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

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