[Mailman-Users] Web interface saves no settings or info!
jonc at haht.com
Tue Feb 19 21:52:23 CET 2002
Try deleting the old cookie (or delete them all!!!) But, yes the virtual
hosting could do you in. Is the web server configured to "think" it is the
domain name you are using (to browse to it)? What happens when you access
the server locally using something like Lynx (which is a really nice way to
troubleshoot the problem as it tells you everything it's doing)?
----- Original Message -----
From: "Ted M Harapat" <ted-mailman at mob.net>
To: "Jon Carnes" <jonc at haht.com>; <mailman-users at python.org>
Sent: Tuesday, February 19, 2002 4:17 PM
Subject: Re: [Mailman-Users] Web interface saves no settings or info!
> Actually, I am using IE 6.x for this.
> After reading this, I went ahead and tried this in Netscape 4.79 but the
> thing happened.
> I have only one more quirky thing with my setup, I should add. The
> isn't really in DNS as I'm calling it. Because this is a brand new system
> about to take over an old non-Mailman list server, I simply set up my
> hosts file to reflect the new IP so only I could access it. Oh, and this
> a virtual domain/website on the new linux system, which is why I had to do
> host-file trick so the host-headers would make it come up.
> Could either of those two things matter?
> Quoting Jon Carnes <jonc at haht.com>:
> > This is definitely a Frequently Asked Question... Undoubtedly you are
> > using
> > Konqueror as your web browser. Konqueror cannot handle the new cookie
> > layout (in version 2.0.8). Since it mis-reads the cookie, the
> > authentication it sends when you Post is incorrect. Thus none of your
> > changes are accepted.
> > Use Netscape and your problems will be gone. Newer versions of IE have
> > the
> > same problem, but the work around for IE is to set the web site with
> > your
> > Mailman install to "Trusted". I have no idea why that works... except
> > maybe
> > it reads in the cookie without filtering it for bad things.
> > Jon Carnes
> > ----- Original Message -----
> > From: "Ted M Harapat" <ted-mailman at mob.net>
> > To: <mailman-users at python.org>
> > Sent: Tuesday, February 19, 2002 3:40 PM
> > Subject: [Mailman-Users] Web interfase saves no settings or info!
> > > Hi. I've setup mailman a couple other time in the past year and it
> > worked
> > near
> > > flawlessly except for a few tiny things that were worked out. I've
> > installed
> > > 2.0.8 on a new (Mandrake Linux) system just yesterday.
> > >
> > > It all installed fine as always, and I made lists and sent some mails
> > to
> > them.
> > > So it appeared to work. So I went to the web interface to start to
> > configure
> > > them and add the users to the lists. Here's where the problem started.
> > I
> > put in
> > > all the info and hit "Submit Your Changes" and it went to that next
> > page
> > as
> > > normal but none of my changes were accepted. So I tried non-useradd
> > features and
> > > the same thing happened... nothing was saving! I've checked
> > permissions to
> > make
> > > sure the mailman group had access to all the files in his home
> > directory.
> > I even
> > > decided to start from scratch and completely reinstall but that
> > produced
> > the
> > > same results. I can't imagine that there is something so drastically
> > different
> > > from my old installs (of 2.0.6) compared to now that I can't figure
> > it
> > out. Can
> > > anyone make any suggestions?
> > >
> > > I have gone through all of the web & mailman logs and they are
> > reporting
> > no
> > > errors related to the mailman account or directories or permissions.
> > It
> > all
> > > appears perfectly correct.
> > >
> > > Please advise.
> > >
> > >
> > > -ted
> > >
> > > ------------------------------------------------------
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> > > http://mail.python.org/mailman/listinfo/mailman-users
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