[Mailman-Users] Error: You are not authorized to create newmailinglists

Mark Sapiro mark at msapiro.net
Tue Aug 28 06:20:42 CEST 2012

Thufir wrote:
>I get:
>Error: Illegal list name: comp.lang.java.help.3 at localhost
>from the web interface (I only typed in the part before @localhost)

Because Mailman doesn't like domains without at least one dot.

>although the CLI seems to handle it fine:
>I wonder where mailman is picking up the @localhost, because mm_cfg.py 
>should only use the FQDN:

The create CGI gets the domain from the host name in the URL. If you go
to <http://dur.bounceme.net/cgi-bin/mailman/create> it should work. If
you can't go there, see

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