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This is probably a stupid question to ask, but after looking at the doco
for too long today playing with Mailman-2.1.8, I just cannot see clearly
anymore.

My MTA is already configured on the test box. However, when I create a
new list, the mail to listadmin does not get there, and does not show
on my MTA's log file. I have tracked the possible cause to
log/smtp-error for Mailman:

<cut>
May 23 23:32:07 2006 (15435) delivery to wash at wananchi.com failed with code -1: (8, 'hostname nor servname provided, or not known')
May 23 23:32:08 2006 (15435) Low level smtp error: (8, 'hostname nor servname provided, or not known'), msgid: <mailman.0.1148415149.15
292.warta_01 at warta.wananchi.com>
</cut>

What does it suggest I do?


cheers
- wash
+----------------------------------+-----------------------------------------+
Odhiambo Washington . WANANCHI ONLINE LTD (Nairobi, KE) |
wash () WANANCHI ! com . 1ere Etage, Loita Hse, Loita St., |
GSM: (+254) 722 743 223 . # 10286, 00100 NAIROBI |
GSM: (+254) 733 744 121 . (+254) 020 313 985 - 9 |
+---------------------------------+------------------------------------------+
"Oh My God! They killed init! You Bastards!"
--from a /. post

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  • Patrick Bogen at May 24, 2006 at 2:32 pm

    On 5/24/06, Odhiambo Washington wrote:
    <cut>
    May 23 23:32:07 2006 (15435) delivery to wash at wananchi.com failed with code -1: (8, 'hostname nor servname provided, or not known')
    May 23 23:32:08 2006 (15435) Low level smtp error: (8, 'hostname nor servname provided, or not known'), msgid: <mailman.0.1148415149.15
    292.warta_01 at warta.wananchi.com>
    </cut>

    What does it suggest I do?
    My guess would be that your SMTPHOST isn't set, or isn't set properly.
    Check your Defaults.py and your mm_cfg.py for these values. If it's
    not in either one, or if it's wrong in Defaults.py, add SMTPHOST =
    '<hostname>' to your mm_cfg.py. If it's wrong in mm_cfg.py, of course,
    fix it.

    --
    - Patrick Bogen
  • Odhiambo Washington at May 24, 2006 at 3:02 pm

    * On 24/05/06 09:32 -0500, Patrick Bogen wrote:
    On 5/24/06, Odhiambo Washington wrote:
    <cut>
    May 23 23:32:07 2006 (15435) delivery to wash at wananchi.com failed with
    code -1: (8, 'hostname nor servname provided, or not known')
    May 23 23:32:08 2006 (15435) Low level smtp error: (8, 'hostname nor
    servname provided, or not known'), msgid: <mailman.0.1148415149.15
    292.warta_01 at warta.wananchi.com>
    </cut>

    What does it suggest I do?
    My guess would be that your SMTPHOST isn't set, or isn't set properly.
    Check your Defaults.py and your mm_cfg.py for these values. If it's
    not in either one, or if it's wrong in Defaults.py, add SMTPHOST =
    '<hostname>' to your mm_cfg.py. If it's wrong in mm_cfg.py, of course,
    fix it.
    Bravo!!! You fixed my problem remotely ;)


    cheers
    - wash
    +----------------------------------+-----------------------------------------+
    Odhiambo Washington . WANANCHI ONLINE LTD (Nairobi, KE) |
    wash () WANANCHI ! com . 1ere Etage, Loita Hse, Loita St., |
    GSM: (+254) 722 743 223 . # 10286, 00100 NAIROBI |
    GSM: (+254) 733 744 121 . (+254) 020 313 985 - 9 |
    +---------------------------------+------------------------------------------+
    "Oh My God! They killed init! You Bastards!"
    --from a /. post
  • Mark Sapiro at May 24, 2006 at 2:48 pm

    Odhiambo Washington wrote:
    May 23 23:32:07 2006 (15435) delivery to wash at wananchi.com failed with code -1: (8, 'hostname nor servname provided, or not known')
    May 23 23:32:08 2006 (15435) Low level smtp error: (8, 'hostname nor servname provided, or not known'), msgid: <mailman.0.1148415149.15
    292.warta_01 at warta.wananchi.com>
    The 'hostname nor servname provided, or not known' message comes from
    the OS or the Python lib in attempting to establish an SMTP connection
    (which attempt fails which is why there is nothing in the MTA log. See
    <http://www.python.org/cgi-bin/faqw-mm.py?req=show&file=faq06.014.htp>

    --
    Mark Sapiro <msapiro at value.net> The highway is for gamblers,
    San Francisco Bay Area, California better use your sense - B. Dylan

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