[Mailman-Users] Archive access permission problem - can you think of something beyond the obvious?

Jay Batson batsonjay at sipforum.org
Sat Aug 20 21:16:12 CEST 2005

Hi --

Our web/mail server (I think) got hacked recently.  (There were  
various bits of stuff that broke.)

While list mail seems to (now) be running again (had to restart  
qrunner), access to list archives is still busted.  Attempts to  
access the archives via browser give the well-known "Forbidden - You  
don't have permission to access /pipermail/discussion/ on this server."

I've done the following:
- run check_perms -f to make sure directory permissions are correct
- Made sure the following was in my Apache httpd.conf file:

Alias /pipermail/ /var/mailman/archives/public/
<Directory "/var/mailman/archives/public/">
AllowOverride None
Options FollowSymLinks
Order allow,deny
Allow from all

  (I then restarted the web server -only; not the system as a whole)   
(BTW -- I've tried with, and without double-quotes around the  
directory spec.)

Yet I still have the permission problem.

Can anybody think of something else I'm not catching that would be  
causing this?  Note that I'm running this on an Apache "virtualhost,"  
so I made sure to put the Directory directive in the virtualhost  

Sorry to be asking such a well-worn question again.  But I've done  
what I thought needed to be done, and am still stuck.

Help,and RSVP

Jay Batson
Acting Managing Director, Chairman
batsonjay at sipforum.org

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