[Mailman-Users] Re: Mailman, Ownership, and Apache

Tim Roberts waterknot1 at home.com
Thu Aug 9 00:17:37 CEST 2001

Oops, I guess I spoke too soon. It worked when I logged in 5 different 
Now I'm back to "403 Forbidden" This really doesn't make sense to me

On Wednesday, August 8, 2001, at 04:46 PM, Tim Roberts wrote:

> Well, I may have finally gotten this figured out.
> Thanks to a friend who is a Linux/Unix wiz who gave me the key for the 
> httpd.conf.
> I would have to look back to see who suggested making everything in the 
> $prefix directory user=mailman,
> group=mailman. I did that using "chown -R mailman ."  and "chgrp -R  
> mailman ."
> That did not work, but then I did this:
> %cd ./cgi-bin
> %chown www *
> The next part come from my Linux buddy.
> "You also should have a <Directory> block relating to this alias in your
> httpd.conf file.  This should work if you paste it after the ScriptAlias
> line.
> <Directory "/Users/timrob/mailman/cgi-bin/">
>     AllowOverride None
>     Options ExecCGI
>     Order allow,deny
>     Allow from all
> </Directory>
> The ExecCGI is the crucial point here as it allows the files inside the
> directory to be executed."
> My ScriptAlias line reads:
> ScriptAlias /mailman/ "/Users/timrob/mailman/cgi-bin/"
> So, does anyone see any problem with this setup?
> It appears to be working now, so that is my main objective.
> However, I still want to be sure it is a secure configuration.
> Tim Roberts
> mailto:waterknot1 at mac.com
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