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Problem With Mailman Administration And Account With Untransferred Dom

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Hi,

 

I have an odd problem. I'm in the process of transferring an existing website from another host to TCH. At this time, the domain has NOT been transferred over, because I want to get everything working and set up first. One of the items that I need to set up are a handful of Mailman mailing lists.

 

The problem is this- All of the Mailman Administration pages and submission buttons are using the domain name in their links, so the info is not being submitted to the TCH site, but rather the other host..

 

For example:

in order to administer the lists I need the info to be submitted to http://111.222.333.444/mailman/administration... but instead they are all being submitted to http://existingdomainname.com/mailman/administration

This is resulting in an error, because the 'old' site/host is receiving the page requests instead of the new site (because the nameservers that my internet connection uses are pointing to the old host)...

 

 

I'm wondering if there is anywhere to turn this off in Mailman, or CPanel so that it uses the ip address instead of the domain name in the urls???

 

Worst case, I can set my computer/router to use TCH's name servers, which "should" point requests for existingdomainname.com to the TCH hosted site...

 

Any thoughts? -Thanks

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Sorry but not that I know of.

 

Some scripts must have the domain name to work and I guess Mail man is one of them.

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Next hurdle... what are the IP addresses of the TCH nameservers?? DN3 and DNS4 ????

 

If I can temporarily force my TCP connection to use those name servers, that should direct all existingdomainname.com/mailman/... traffic to the TCH hosted site... But I need IP address for that..

 

-Chris

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Have you tried placing redirects from the old domain pointing to your new domains IP address. I have sort of been going through similar as well. And you need to turn the other domain off, otherwise you end up with database issues like I had. Didn't realise that I needed to actually disable the website. Lodge a support ticket about it and they will help you resolve it. TCH-Andy did mine problem, but the other techs will know how as well.

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Have you tried placing redirects from the old domain pointing to your new domains IP address. I have sort of been going through similar as well. And you need to turn the other domain off, otherwise you end up with database issues like I had. Didn't realise that I needed to actually disable the website. Lodge a support ticket about it and they will help you resolve it. TCH-Andy did mine problem, but the other techs will know how as well.

 

 

No, that's not the problem. For the moment I want to maintain the old site, and keep all web traffic flowing to that site. The problem was, that Mailman insisted on using the domain name in it's urls (form submission and links to administration pages). Because the domain name was involved, my TCP/IP connection went to my internet connection providers nameservers and looked up the domain and sent me to the old web site/host.

 

The solution of forcing my TCP/IP connection to temporarily use TCH's nameservers worked, because that means ONLY my personal internet traffic would be directed to the site hosted by TCH when I clicked on the Mailman links and form submissions... So I am now able to work with Mailman on the TCH host site without any problems.

 

Eventually I'll update the registrar record and point ALL internet traffic to the new site and shut down the old site/host.

 

Thanks for the suggestion though.

 

-Chris

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