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Subject: Re: Majordomo & RedHat 6.0 problem
From: Jeff Simmons <jsimmons @ goblin . punk . net>
Date: Tue, 8 Jun 1999 11:14:20 -0700 (PDT)
To: Mike . Oliver @ Eng . Sun . COM
Cc: majordomo-users @ greatcircle . com
In-reply-to: <199906081801.LAA23629@mpk07.eng.sun.com> from "Mike Oliver" at Jun 08, 1999 10:59:01 AM

> 
> Hello Jeff,
> 
> > Rather than go through the hours I've spent on this, I installed a test
> > version of Majordomo 1.94-4.  Everything was set up according to the
> > INSTALL file.  Everything works fine, until I get to the part about:
> > 
> >       % touch /path/to/majordomo/lists/test
> >       % echo 'lists' | mail majordomo     
> > 
> > At this point, the Log records:
> > 
> > Jun 07 21:02:16 goblin.punk.net majordomo[16388] {} ABORT majordomo@goblin.punk.net:  is not a valid return address.
> > 
> > And an email message to root also saying that majordomo@goblin.punk.net is 
> > not a valid return address.
> 
> Majordomo refuses to send email to a user named 'majordomo' because
> that's almost certainly going to cause a mail loop.  It certainly would
> in this case, if Majordomo replied to your test message then it would
> spend forever talking to itself.  It'll also refuse to send mail to
> 'uucp', 'mailer-daemon' and 'listserv'.
> 
> Try sending your test message from a normal user login, not when you're
> logged in as 'majordomo'.

This happens no matter WHAT I'm logged in as - root, majordomo, normal user,
etc.

-- 
Jeff Simmons                                              jeff@punk.net 
     Simmons Consulting - Network Engineering and Administration
Punknet - what happens when a bunch of computer geeks with way too much
	free time and free hardware get pissed off at their ISP.
"You guys, I don't hear any noise.  Are you sure you're doing it right?" 
               -- My Life With The Thrill Kill Kult

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