I finally got Majordomo running on my freebsd box here. I've set the old
list server to forward its lists to the new guy until I get the domain
alias change..but even after I change it, I'm going to have a problem with
the To: and Reply-To: fields.
The machine's name is babbage. The old machine's name is barthelme. The
alias, 'lists' points currently to barthelme. Since lists is a nickname
for barthelme, and barthelme forwards to babbage, messages to
test@lists get processed by majordomo on babbage. However, when they
arrive, they appear to be To: test@barthelme. Ok, whatever - but I want
them to be To: test@lists, or at least have a Reply-To: test@lists, so
when people reply, they send to test@lists. Following so far?
Ok, so I added Reply-To: test@lists to test.config on babbage. But since
'lists' is a domain nickname, apparently majordomo, being ever so clever
(or maybe it's sendmail?), is resolving lists to 'barthelme' and so the
Reply-To header comes out test@barthelme! Agghhh!!
If I set the Reply-To to test@babbage, it works. But I don't want people
replying to babbage any more than I want them replying to barthelme. The
proper reply-to address is test@lists. How can I force this to happen,
without actually renaming my machine to 'lists' and making babbage the
nickname? I suspect the problem is with sendmail, in which case it's not
really a majordomo question...but I'm no sendmail wizard, would anyone
know what to change in sendmail.cf to prevent this nickname expansion?
Don Loflin, email@example.com
Computer Writing & Research Lab
Div of Rhetoric, UT Austin