[Mailman-Users] Requesting Mailman admin pages with different server domains

Mark Sapiro mark at msapiro.net
Fri Oct 3 01:07:27 CEST 2014

On 10/02/2014 03:34 PM, Sascha Rissel wrote:
> The server is maintained by Plesk 12.
> Now I configured a nice own domain, like: <mydomain>.de
> And I setup an Apache Virtual Host with (among other settings):
> ServerName lists
> ServerAlias lists.*
> ScriptAlias "/mailman/" "/usr/lib/cgi-bin/mailman/"
> ScriptAlias "/cgi-bin/mailman/" "/usr/lib/cgi-bin/mailman/"
> which allows to call the lists admin pages via
> http://lists.<mydomain>.de/mailman/admin/<listname>.
> At first instance, this works.
> But once I click on any link within Mailman's admin interface, the pages
> are requested via the previous (not so nice) URL
> http://*lists.<vServerID>.<vserverhost>*.de/cgi-bin/mailman/...
> How can I avoid generating these kinds of URLs? This also means,
> authentication cookies are not valid, since the domain changes.
> I'd like to keep the URL's domain structure I initially called the admin
> interface with, i.e.
> http://lists.<mydomain>.de/...

See the FAQs at <http://wiki.list.org/x/tIA9>,
<http://wiki.list.org/x/gIA9> and <http://wiki.list.org/x/mIA9>.

> It's like Mailman is creating absolute URLs, instead of just relative ones!?

There is a bug in Mailman versions older than 2.1.12 that caused
relative URLs to never be generated, but more likely, the issue is your
not having done the things in FAQs <http://wiki.list.org/x/gIA9> and

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