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Hi All,

Majordomo was setup by another person.
We are using version 1.94.3 of Majordomo.

Majordomo works fine, except that i have to
create a new mailing list now for the first time
and have encountered a little difficulty.

I would really appreciate any hints on solving this
problem. I will try to explain it the best that i can.

I created a mailing list called "soi" which
stands "Sounds of India"

The configuration for that list is located at:

/usr/local/majordomo/lists/more soi.config

I added an alias for the soi mailing list in the following file:
/var/adm/sendmail/majordomo.aliases

> #soi
> #########################################################
> #       list subscriber file: /usr/local/majordomo/lists/soi
> #       list admin password: /usr/local/majordomo/lists/soi.passwd
> #       list information file: /usr/local/majordomo/lists/soi.info
> #########################################################
> soi: "|/usr/local/majordomo/wrapper resend -l soi soi-list"
> soi-list: :include:/usr/local/majordomo/lists/soi
> owner-soi: majordomo-owner
> soi-owner: owner-soi
> soi-request: "|/usr/local/majordomo/wrapper majordomo -l soi"
> soi-approval: owner-soi
> #END SOI

There are 7 aliases in the above file, but the
newaliases command reports only 6 aliases. I wonder
why? What am i missing?

Finally, when i try to send a message to the soi list
that message never bounces back to me, it
gets stuck the root's email account. Detail follows:

>From MAILER-DAEMON Wed Aug 13 17:48:30 1997
>Date: Wed, 13 Aug 1997 17:48:30 -0400 (EDT)
>From: Mail Delivery Subsystem <MAILER-DAEMON>
>Subject: Postmaster notify: User unknown
>To: postmaster
>Auto-Submitted: auto-generated (postmaster-notification)
>
>The original message was received at Wed, 13 Aug 1997 17:48:30 -0400
(EDT)
>from majordom@localhost
>
>   ----- The following addresses had permanent fatal errors -----
>owner-Sounds-of-India@tortola.acunet.net
>
>   ----- Transcript of session follows -----
>550 owner-Sounds-of-India@tortola.acunet.net... User unknown
>550 owner-Sounds-of-India@tortola.acunet.net... User unknown
>
>   ----- Original message follows -----
>
>Return-Path: <owner-Sounds-of-India@tortola.acunet.net>
>Received: by tortola.acunet.net (8.8.6/1.1.10.5/11Jul97-0513PM)
>        id RAA15311; Wed, 13 Aug 1997 17:48:30 -0400 (EDT)
>Date: Wed, 13 Aug 1997 17:48:30 -0400 (EDT)
>From: <owner-Sounds-of-India@tortola.acunet.net>
>Message-Id: <199708132148.RAA15311@tortola.acunet.net>
>To: owner-Sounds-of-India@tortola.acunet.net
>Subject: BOUNCE soi@tortola.acunet.net: Approval required:
>
>>From majordomo-owner  Wed Aug 13 17:48:29 1997
>Received: from acunet.net by tortola.acunet.net
(8.8.6/1.1.10.5/11Jul97-0513PM)
>        id RAA14879; Wed, 13 Aug 1997 17:48:28 -0400 (EDT)
>Received: from HARVEYPC (tonypc.acunet.net [208.203.130.6])
>          by acunet.net (8.8.4/8.8.4) with SMTP
>          id RAA16302 for <soi@tortola.acunet.net>; Wed, 13 Aug 1997
17:45:04 -0400 (EDT)
>Message-Id: <1.5.4.32.19970813214403.00918f24@acunet.net>
>X-Sender: alvarez@acunet.net
>X-Mailer: Windows Eudora Light Version 1.5.4 (32)
>Mime-Version: 1.0
>Content-Type: text/plain; charset="us-ascii"
>Date: Wed, 13 Aug 1997 17:44:03 -0400
>To: soi@tortola.acunet.net
>From: Anthony Alvarez <alvarez@acunet.net>
>Subject: POPULUS daily humor!
>
>test
>
>--

Could you please give me a hint as to solving this problem?

I think the problem is in
/usr/var/adm/sendmail/majordomo.aliases

Please advise. Thank you.
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hotlava earned 800 total points
ID: 2006645
Firstly, you do only have 6 aliases in that file - but that is not the cause of your problem.  The problem is that somewhere in the config file you have used the long form of the list name, not the short form (you have used "sounds of india", not soi) - probably the "sender" field.  Go and check that "sender" is set to "owner-soi" (or soi-owner).

Gary


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by:alvarez081497
ID: 2006646
He was right, the problem was fixed 2 weeks ago. Thank you.
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