[Mailman-Users] [ASK] Too Many Hops

Mark Sapiro mark at msapiro.net
Fri May 6 19:21:47 CEST 2011

Reza Tarigan wrote:

>Wiki from zimbra, http://wiki.zimbra.com/wiki/ZCS_Mailman_Integration

If you have further problems with this configuration, you might get
better help following up with Zimbra rather than here.

>I'm using postfix,  in which file i can see  the loop??
>i've looking through the maillog from mailman MTA (postfix)
>i found this lines repeating
> milis postfix/smtpd[30043]: connect from surat.my.domain
> milis postfix/smtpd[30043]: 7CE36A56804E: client=surat.my.domain
> milis postfix/cleanup[30045]: 7CE36A56804E:
>message-id=<af28e6a0-c38a-44ce-9366-cab972036c29 at surat.my.domain>
> milis postfix/qmgr[29636]: 7CE36A56804E:
>from=<reza.tarigan at surat.my.domain>, size=11310, nrcpt=1 (queue
> milis postfix/smtpd[30043]: disconnect from surat.my.domain
> milis postfix/smtp[30046]: 7CE36A56804E:
>to=<tesmilis at surat.my.domain>, relay=mx2.my.domain:25, delay=0.05,
>delays=0/0/0/0.05, dsn=2.0.0, status=sent (250 ok:  Message 85790
> milis postfix/qmgr[29636]: 7CE36A56804E: removed
>and ended with
>milis postfix/smtpd[30043]: connect from surat.my.domain
>milis postfix/smtpd[30043]: 31103A56804E: client=surat.my.domain
>milis postfix/smtpd[30043]: disconnect from surat.my.domain
>surat.my.domain is my mail server
>milis.my.domain is mailman server
>tesmilis at surat.my.domain is the list

The above Postfix log from milis shows that this postfix does not know
how to deliver the mail addressed to tesmilis at surat.my.domain to
Mailman and instead is just relaying it back to the MX (mx2.my.domain)
for the surat.my.domain domain which presumably sends it back to
milis, thus the loop.

Have you installed aliases and perhaps virtual maps for the
tesmilis*@surat.my.domain addresses in Postfix on milis?

Did you do the step

Edit and update /etc/aliases as directed by the output of the 'newlist'
command. Run

$ /usr/bin/newaliases

to update the aliases table to include the mailing list addresses. 

in section 3 of the above wiki?

If so, the issue is probably that milis does not consider
surat.my.domain to ba a local domain. You either need to add it to
mydestination in Postfix's main.cf on milis, or you need
virtual_alias_maps for the list addresses.

See <http://www.list.org/mailman-install/node12.html>.

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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