[Mailman-Users] New to List - Installation Help

Nigel Metheringham Nigel.Metheringham at VData.co.uk
Wed Aug 2 19:08:56 CEST 2000


Its difficult to give a straight recipe for this stuff since it can 
depend on what else the system does, are you running virtual servers 

However, as a boilerplate recipe try this... back the config files up 
first :-)

Assuming you are using a standard RH apache package set, edit 
/etc/httpd/conf/httpd.conf, find the lines that look like

  # You may place any other directories or locations you wish to have
  # access information for after this one.

(they should be pretty much the last thing in the file)
and add in:-
  # Mailman stuff
  ScriptAlias     /mailman/       /home/mailman/cgi-bin/
  Alias           /pipermail/     /home/mailman/archives/public/

  <Directory /home/mailman/archives/public>
  Options Indexes Includes FollowSymLinks
  AllowOverride None
  order allow,deny
  allow from all

After making these changes, restart the httpd - easiest method is
	/etc/rc.d/init.d/httpd restart

You may wish to think about the security configuration - I run that box 
reasonably open - the real issue is can anyone get at the lists (I 
don't restrict access at all), and how much archive access do you give 
- I allow anyone to read, which means that people can see what lists 
you have by going to the /pipermail/ directory on your web server.

The mail side is more complex, and I'll not comment for a generic RH 
system since I don't run sendmail.

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[ Nigel Metheringham                  Nigel.Metheringham at VData.co.uk ]
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