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Hi,

I've just been updated by more of the users/list admins. It seems
that every-time the mail-server bounces/restarts, configurations are
lost. Members fall off lists, lists stop running, or are no longer
recognized by the mail server. Is there a central DB or something
that is rolling back to an earlier version?

I haven't made any changes to lists since they moved - but then
again - this could be a result of the move since our mail server
really doesn't get restarted often.

Any ideas?


Begin forwarded message:
From: carconni <carconni at earthlink.net>
Date: August 2, 2007 3:14:12 PM PDT
To: mailman-users at python.org
Subject: [Mailman-Users] Weird problem data format error. Command
output Mailbox does'nt exist

HI,

I have an odd problem. I have over a hundred lists and all but one
is working properly. The initial support call was a complaint that
the mail server was bouncing back the emails sent to the list
claiming that there was no such user (list-name).

I thought it was odd, so I rmlist -a and recreated it using newlist.
I tested the list, mail went to the user and everyone was happy.

Oddly, the mailserver bounced that night (we aren't sure why) but the
next day I got another call about the same list. I thought that it
was a fluke, maybe some weird setting had been reverted when the
server bounced, so again I removed the list (rmlist but without
removing the archives) and recreated the list using newlist. I
tested the list by sending an email and everyone (except the
administrator who now had to repopulate the list was happy)

It is day 3. I got phone call today. The same list is broken
again. All the other lists work fine but this one seems to be
unrecognized by the system:

Aug 2 13:36:36 mail postfix/smtpd[5008]: NOQUEUE: reject: RCPT from
sjc.mailserver.com[63.80.14.252]: 550 <qvc-
requests at mail.mailserver.com>: Recipient address rejected: User
unknown in local recipient table; from=<carconni at mailserver.com>
to=<qvc-requests at mail.mailserver.com> proto=ESMTP helo=<
[172.16.246.5]>
Aug 2 13:42:02 mail postfix/smtpd[5066]: NOQUEUE: reject: RCPT from
sjc.mailserver.com[63.80.14.252]: 550 <qvc-
requests at mail.mailserver.com>: Recipient address rejected: User
unknown in local recipient table; from=<carconni at mailserver.com>
to=<qvc-requests at mail.mailserver.com> proto=ESMTP helo=<
[172.16.246.5]>
Aug 2 13:45:31 mail postfix/pipe[6401]: 9E219166485D: to=<qvc-
requests at mailserver.com>, relay=cyrus, delay=0, status=bounced (data
format error. Command output: qvc-requests: Mailbox does not exist )
Aug 2 13:57:17 corp-admin2 postfix/pipe[7594]: 222591665614: to=<qvc-
requests at mailserver.com>, relay=cyrus, delay=0, status=bounced (data
format error. Command output: qvc-requests: Mailbox does not exist )
Aug 2 14:05:45 mail postfix/pipe[7722]: 34A081666003: to=<qvc-
requests at mailserver.com>, relay=cyrus, delay=0, status=bounced (data
format error. Command output: qvc-requests: Mailbox does not exist )

I have spent the better part of 6 hours looking for a reason. I've
checked permissions, not just with checkperms but manually, step by
step, directory by directory comparing the broken list to a list that
is known to be working.


/private/var/mailman/archives/private/qvc-requests/database "other"
perms must be 000 (fixing)

drwxrwsr-x 3 root mailman 102 Jun 18 13:30 production
drwxrwsr-x 2 root mailman 68 Jun 18 13:30 production.mbox
drwxrwsr-x 10 root mailman 340 Aug 1 11:18 qvc-requests
drwxrwsr-x 3 root mailman 102 Jul 26 09:02 qvc-requests.mbox


/var/mailman/lists root# ls -l qvc-requests
total 56
-rw-rw---- 1 mailman mailman 3777 Aug 2 11:25 config.pck
-rw-rw---- 1 mailman mailman 3778 Aug 2 11:24 config.pck.last
-rw-rw---- 1 mailman mailman 11089 Aug 1 14:16 digest.mbox
-rw-rw---- 1 mailman mailman 131 Aug 1 10:24 pending.pck
-rw-rw-r-- 1 www mailman 24 Aug 1 11:18 request.pck

/var/mailman/archives/private/qvc-requests root# ls -l
total 160
drwxrwsr-x 10 mailman mailman 340 Aug 1 14:16 2007-August
-rw-rw-r-- 1 mailman mailman 2476 Aug 1 14:16 2007-August.txt
drwxrwsr-x 28 mailman mailman 952 Jul 31 15:08 2007-July
-rw-rw-r-- 1 mailman mailman 66954 Jul 31 15:08 2007-July.txt
drwxrwsr-x 7 root mailman 238 Aug 1 11:59 attachments
drwxrwx--- 12 mailman mailman 408 Aug 1 14:16 database
-rw-rw-r-- 1 root mailman 1465 Aug 1 14:16 index.html
-rw-rw---- 1 mailman mailman 892 Aug 1 14:16 pipermail.pck



I've checked the alias file in /var/mailman/data/aliases:
(Everything looks ok)

# STANZA START: qvc-requests
# CREATED: Wed Aug 1 09:09:12 2007
qvc-requests: "|/usr/share/mailman/mail/mailman post qvc-
requests"
qvc-requests-admin: "|/usr/share/mailman/mail/mailman admin qvc-
requests"
qvc-requests-bounces: "|/usr/share/mailman/mail/mailman bounces
qvc-requests"
qvc-requests-confirm: "|/usr/share/mailman/mail/mailman confirm
qvc-requests"
qvc-requests-join: "|/usr/share/mailman/mail/mailman join qvc-
requests"
qvc-requests-leave: "|/usr/share/mailman/mail/mailman leave qvc-
requests"
qvc-requests-owner: "|/usr/share/mailman/mail/mailman owner qvc-
requests"
qvc-requests-request: "|/usr/share/mailman/mail/mailman request
qvc-requests"
qvc-requests-subscribe: "|/usr/share/mailman/mail/mailman subscribe
qvc-requests"
qvc-requests-unsubscribe: "|/usr/share/mailman/mail/mailman
unsubscribe qvc-requests"
# STANZA END: qvc-requests

I've checked locks: - nothing regarding this list there.

main.cf shows: alias_maps = hash:/etc/postfix/lmail/
company.aliases,hash:/var/mailman/data/aliases

Where else can I check?

Thank you

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