[Mailman-Users] Making private archives work privately

Mark Carroll mark at chaos.x-philes.com
Fri Feb 16 20:20:43 CET 2001

I have a mailing list for which I said the archive should be private.

We have a mailing list with a public archive where the link that is given
is http://foo.com/pipermail/listname/ and that works fine. (/pipermail/ is
an alias to /var/lib/mailman/archives/public/.)

That form of URL doesn't give the archive for the private list, of course.
The general information page for the private list gives a link to the
archives as http://foo.com/mailman/private/listname/ which didn't work at
all (error 404).

I'm using apache, so I tried adding,

	Alias /mailman/private/ /var/lib/mailman/archives/private/

...to srm.conf, but of course that makes the archives visible to
everybody. What should I do to get mailman to try authenticating the
viewer? (This is mailman 1.1, apache under Linux kernel 2.2.15.)


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