[Mailman-Users] Logging sequence?

Mark Sapiro mark at msapiro.net
Mon Apr 25 11:04:21 EDT 2016

On 04/24/2016 10:12 PM, Mark J Bradakis wrote:
> Mailman is not working. Messages come in, nothing goes out. Logs are
> useless, providing no clue as to what is happening.

There is a FAQ article at <https://wiki.list.org/x/4030723> which may help.

> In a working mailman system. what is the sequence of logging that a
> message would go through?

For a normal message that is accepted and delivered without moderation,
there will be entries in Mailman's post and smtp logs, both of which are
written by Mailman's final delivery process.

For messages which are 'shunted' due to an unanticipated exception in
processing, there will be an entry in the error log. For messages which
are held for moderation or automatically discarded or rejected, there
will be an entry in the vette log.

If the MTA log shows delivery to Mailman and there are no Mailman log
entries, the most likely explanation is that Mailman's IncomingRunner is
not running or 'stuck' and the messages are sitting in Mailman's in/
queue. Or possibly they are getting to the out/ queue and OutgoingRunner
is not running or 'stuck'.

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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