[Mailman-Users] New Mailman Server Setup

james.osbourn at globalgraphics.com james.osbourn at globalgraphics.com
Thu Oct 23 13:25:21 CEST 2003

I have just compiled and installed a copyof mailman-2.1.3 with python-2.2.3
running on a Solaris 8 machine with and apache server

every thing appears to be ok except that when i connect to the
webser/mailman/ i get a 403 forbidden error with the message

You don't have permission to access /mailman/ on this server.

this also appears to happen for the public archives as well, although i
have not created any lists as yet to have any archives

i would like to get this resolved before creating any lists and getting to
far into the configuration of the server

please not that webserver/mailman/listinfo is working ok

my apache configuration is as follows:

ServerRoot "/usr/local/apache"
PidFile /usr/local/apache/logs/httpd.pid
ScoreBoardFile /usr/local/apache/logs/httpd.scoreboard
TypesConfig /usr/local/apache/conf/mime.types
<IfModule mod_mime_magic.c>
    MIMEMagicFile /usr/local/apache/conf/magic

ServerName mailman.globalgraphics.com

Port 80


User www
Group www

ServerAdmin sysadmins-cam-team at harlequin.co.uk

<Directory />
    AllowOverride None
    Options Indexes FollowSymlinks
    Allow from all

<Directory /usr/local/mailman/archives/public>
    Options FollowSymlinks

DirectoryIndex index.html index.htm
AccessFileName .htaccess

ScriptAlias /mailman/ /usr/local/mailman/cgi-bin/
Alias /pipermail/ /usr/local/mailman/archives/public/

any help with this will apreciated, i have run check_perms and the
permissions are ok so i do not know what the problem is.  i played with an
earlier version of mailman previously and did not have these problems


James Osbourn

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