[Mailman-Users] Mailman, Postfix and Mac OS X

J. Louis Hales-Garcia jose at stat.ucla.edu
Mon Aug 6 00:32:57 CEST 2001

At 3:17 PM -0500 8/5/01, Tim Roberts wrote:
>The changes don't seem to work consistently though.
>On one attempt, I'll be able to access all the web based admin pages with no problems.
>The next time I'll get "403 Forbidden". It is weird , because if I start at http://URL/mailman/admin
>It seems to work If I go sequentially down the list, but If I skip from "General Options" to say
>"go to general list information page", I get the "403 Forbidden".

I too have been dealing with these same inconsistencies.  I haven't
found the perfect permissions profile for Mailman's system files but
I have found the following has helped me:

* Set mailman's primary group to group mailman.  The bin/newlist command
  creates files and sets their group ownership to mailman's primary

* I found using ScriptAliasMatch worked more reliably than the
  suggested ScriptAlias.

* I found turning off the performance cache helped.

* After making changes in httpd.conf I was able to eliminate erratic
  behavior if I used apachectl to restart the daemon instead of
  kill -HUP `cat /var/run/httpd.pid`

UCLA Department of Statistics
J. Louis Hales-Garcia

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