[Mailman-Users] illegal list name (FQDN & hostname)

Thufir hawat.thufir at gmail.com
Mon Aug 27 20:36:13 CEST 2012

Why does mailman see or use @dur for the FQDN when it should be

thufir at dur:~$
thufir at dur:~$
thufir at dur:~$ sudo newlist mailman
Enter the email of the person running the list: hawat.thufir at gmail.com
Initial mailman password:
Create a new, unpopulated mailing list.

Usage: /usr/sbin/newlist [options] [listname [listadmin-addr 


     -l language
         Make the list's preferred language `language', which must be a two
         letter language code.

     -u urlhost
         Gives the list's web interface host name.

     -e emailhost
         Gives the list's email domain name.

         Normally the administrator is notified by email (after a 
prompt) that
         their list has been created.  This option suppresses the prompt and

         Print this help text and exit.

You can specify as many of the arguments as you want on the command line:
you will be prompted for the missing ones.

Every Mailman list has two parameters which define the default host name for
outgoing email, and the default URL for all web interfaces.  When you
configured Mailman, certain defaults were calculated, but if you are running
multiple virtual Mailman sites, then the defaults may not be appropriate for
the list you are creating.

You also specify the domain to create your new list in by typing the command
like so:

     newlist --urlhost=www.mydom.ain mylist

where `www.mydom.ain' should be the base hostname for the URL to this 
hosts's lists.  E.g. with this setting people will view the general list
overviews at http://www.mydom.ain/mailman/listinfo.  Also, www.mydom.ain
should be a key in the VIRTUAL_HOSTS mapping in mm_cfg.py/Defaults.py if
the email hostname to be automatically determined.

If you want the email hostname to be different from the one looked up by the
VIRTUAL_HOSTS or if urlhost is not registered in VIRTUAL_HOSTS, you can 
`emailhost' like so:

     newlist --urlhost=www.mydom.ain --emailhost=mydom.ain mylist

where `mydom.ain' is the mail domain name. If you don't specify 
emailhost but
urlhost is not in the virtual host list, then mm_cfg.DEFAULT_EMAIL_HOST will
be used for the email interface.

For backward compatibility, you can also specify the domain to create your
new list in by spelling the listname like so:

     mylist at www.mydom.ain

where www.mydom.ain is used for `urlhost' but it will also be used for
`emailhost' if it is not found in the virtual host table. Note that
'--urlhost' and '--emailhost' have precedence to this notation.

If you spell the list name as just `mylist', then the email hostname will be
taken from DEFAULT_EMAIL_HOST and the url will be taken from DEFAULT_URL (as
defined in your Defaults.py file or overridden by settings in mm_cfg.py).

Note that listnames are forced to lowercase.

The list admin address need to be a fully-qualified address, like
owner at example.com, not just owner.

Illegal list name: mailman at dur
thufir at dur:~$
thufir at dur:~$ cat /etc/hosts	localhost       dur.bounceme.net
# The following lines are desirable for IPv6 capable hosts
::1     ip6-localhost ip6-loopback
fe00::0 ip6-localnet
ff00::0 ip6-mcastprefix
ff02::1 ip6-allnodes
ff02::2 ip6-allrouters
thufir at dur:~$
thufir at dur:~$ cat /etc/hostname
thufir at dur:~$
thufir at dur:~$ hostname
thufir at dur:~$
thufir at dur:~$ cat /etc/lsb-release
thufir at dur:~$

The help page:


doesn't provide any troubleshooting which I see.  However, I'm not the
only one to get this message:


However, I see no solution available.



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