[Mailman-Users] accessing relay mailman server from its own network

Anne Wainwright anotheranne at fables.co.za
Thu May 1 20:31:32 CEST 2014

Hello, Mark,

A year has gone by and the system has run well. This was with the ip
address set for users on the network in the 'hosts' file and with the
'absolute=1' setting in admindb.py

Recently I changed my dns provider (from dyndns to activedns) and was
back reviewing what had happened here because I was again having the
same issues. obviously I had not handled it correctly

In the end I changed the code in admindb.py from absolute to relative
(deleted all instances of 'absolute=1', changed 'hosts' file to show the
activedns address  .... but

I still have dyndns addresses showing on the numeric/alpha address
listing both locally and from outside

I have changed DEFAULT_URL_HOST in mm_cfg.py appropriately, cleared the
browser caches. Where can this be dyndns be hiding, or is it time to run 
the fix_url script?


On Sun, Apr 14, 2013 at 04:14:32PM -0700, Mark Sapiro wrote:
> On 4/14/2013 10:13 AM, Anne Wainwright wrote:
> > 
> > I have tried that with partial success, but there is another odd 
> > unmentioned behaviour that I have/had to cope with.
> > 
> > When I click on a 0-9A-Z link I am dumped outside back at the
> > login window. When I log in a second time I am presented with the
> > list of members that I wanted in the first place, subsequent
> > queries work first time. Similarly when I need to moderate a
> > message.
> If I understand correctly, this is what's happening in those cases.
> You have a /etc/hosts or whatever to direct the 'outside' host to the
> 'inside' host. You go to the admin or admindb page via an 'inside'
> URL (probably a bookmark) and log in. Once there, relative links work
> fine. You go to a link with an absolute URL. This points to the
> 'outside' host which as far as your browser is concerned is not the
> host that set the authentication cookie so it is not returned to the
> 'outside' host and you have to log in again. Once you have logged in
> once for each host, you are authenticated for the rest of the browser
> session.
> The answer is if you have /etc/hosts or whatever routing the 'outside'
> host to the 'inside' host, never go to the 'inside' host (fix your
> bookmarks to point to the 'outside' host name).
> > At the moment removing the 'absolute=1' entries does the job 100%.
> If you do notice any issues related to this, please let me know.
> -- 
> 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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