I believe I have cvs commit log mailing list messages working again.
The issue is that source forge will not accept a posted message unless it can connect back to the sending server on port 25 to "verify" that it is a legitimate mail server and not some idiot in a coffee house mailing out billions of spam. Good idea in principle, except port 25 to this machine was blocked at the router level by the building net admins. I finally got the local net admins to open up that port, but it still didn't work. Turns out by default sendmail was configured to only accept mail from the local host ... a nice security measure to prevent a machine from being inadvertently used as a spam relay. Well, it's annoying that I have to reduce security on my machine in order to satisfy source forge's added security, but it is what it is. But it still didn't work. Finally it occured to me that the cvs server has a firewall and I need to open up the port there too. (duhhh) So after chipping away at it here and there as time was available, I think it's all working and we should be seeing commit log messages once again on the flightgear-cvslogs mailing list.
Curtis Olson: http://baron.flightgear.org/~curt/