I figured this one out. Since the sendmail server is a different machine
than the majordomo server, I added <list>-outgoing to the NIS aliases file
pointing to the majordomo server and it worked. I guess I'll have to do
that with all the majordomo aliases I'll be using with each list.
Anyone have a cleaner way to do this?
> From cazelski@engeast.BayNetworks.COM Mon Aug 10 12:07:45 1998
> From: cazelski@engeast.BayNetworks.COM (Caroline F. Azelski)
> Message-Id: <199808101607.MAA17549@elvira.engeast>
> Subject: Mail to list produces dead.letter
> To: firstname.lastname@example.org
> Date: Mon, 10 Aug 1998 12:07:44 -0400 (EDT)
> Cc: cazelski@engeast.BayNetworks.COM (Caroline F. Azelski)
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> Hi all,
> I recently installed 1.94.4 on a SunOS 4.1.4 machine and everything
> seems to be working fine except when I try to email to the list itself.
> I can subscribe, unsubscribe, get info, create a config file, etc, but
> when I try to send a message to the list I get a dead.letter in the
> majordomo main directory, /var/majordomo. Please see an example of
> the dead.letter at the end of this message.
> My test list is named first and resides on the newly installed
> majordomo server, lostworld, running SunOS 4.1.4. The sendmail server
> is a different machine, guitar, running Solaris 2.5. This is the
> first time I've tried to make the majordomo server a different machine
> from the sendmail server.
> Here are the majordomo aliases on lostworld:
> first-outgoing: :include:/var/majordomo/lists/first
> first: |"/var/majordomo/wrapper resend -l first -h lostworld -f owner-first first-outgoing"
> first-digest-outgoing: :include:/var/majordomo/lists/first-digest
> first-request: |"/var/majordomo/wrapper request-answer first"
> first-digest-request: |"/var/majordomo/wrapper request-answer first-digest"
> Note the error message below. The alias first-outgoing comes back
> with a 550 unknown user error. Unknown user? first-outgoing is an
> alias! What gives? The closest I could find to this problem in the
> archives is someone getting something close to this on a digest list
> after the regular list worked fine. No solution was forthcoming,
> Telneting to the mail ports of both guitar and lostworld and expn'ding
> the list aliases yields correct alias expansions for first and
> All hints, ideas, and thoughts appreciated.
> Forwarded message:
> > From sysadm@guitar.LanCity.COM Tue Aug 4 17:28:15 1998
> > Date: Tue, 4 Aug 1998 17:28:11 -0400 (EDT)
> > From: Engineering Admins <sysadm@guitar.LanCity.COM>
> > Posted-Date: Tue, 4 Aug 1998 17:28:11 -0400 (EDT)
> > Message-Id: <199808042128.RAA24210@guitar.LanCity.COM>
> > To: cazelski@BayNetworks.COM
> > Subject: first dead.letter
> > Content-Length: 746
> > Subject: returned mail for first-outgoing
> > Mail error was: 550 <first-outgoing>... User unknown
> > --- returned mail follows ---
> > Received: from guitar.LanCity.COM by lostworld.docd-east (4.1/SMI-4.1)
> > id AA03755; Tue, 4 Aug 98 17:18:25 EDT
> > Received: from lostworld.docd-east (lostworld [188.8.131.52])
> > by guitar.LanCity.COM (8.8.6/BNET-97/07/07-I) with SMTP
> > id RAA24174; Tue, 4 Aug 1998 17:18:24 -0400 (EDT)
> > for <first>
> > Date: Tue, 4 Aug 1998 17:18:24 -0400 (EDT)
> > From: "Paul L. Lussier" <plussier@guitar.LanCity.COM>
> > Posted-Date: Tue, 4 Aug 1998 17:18:24 -0400 (EDT)
> > Message-Id: <199808042118.RAA24174@guitar.LanCity.COM>
> > To: first@guitar.LanCity.COM
> > Subject: This is test2
> > Sender: owner-first@lostworld
> > Precedence: bulk
> > This is from lostworld