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Raquel Rice raquel at thericehouse.net
Wed Dec 21 21:23:07 CET 2005

On Wed, 21 Dec 2005 12:18:35 -0800
Mark Sapiro <msapiro at value.net> wrote:

> Raquel Rice wrote:
> >
> >And therein lies the problem.  The problem is that the URL
> >http://lists.thericehouse.net/mailman/private/myfriends/ doesn't
> >go anywhere.  All I get is my web server 404 page.
> Well, I don't get exactly that, but I see something is wrong.
> If I go to <http://lists.thericehouse.net/pipermail/myfriends/>, I
> get your (currently empty archive). This is not what you want -
> you want the archive to be private so I go to the private archive
> validation page. Thus, you MUST change your 'pipermail' alias to
> point to the 'public' directory.
> If I go to
> <http://lists.thericehouse.net/mailman/private/myfriends/> I get
> redirected to <http://dev.thericehouse.net/offline.html> which is
> clearly not right. I should go to the cgi-bin/private wrapper.
> However, if I go to
> <http://lists.thericehouse.net/mailman/listinfo/myfriends/> or
> <http://lists.thericehouse.net/mailman/admin/myfriends/> I get the
> expected listinfo and admin login pages so the cgi-bin wrappers
> are working in general.
> So, do you have a 'private' wrapper in your
> /usr/local/mailman/cgi-bin/ directory? If not, it should be there.
> If so, and if there's nothing mangled about it or its permissions,
> there must be something in your Apache config that's intercepting
> this URL and preventing it from working as it should.
> -- 
> Mark Sapiro 

I do have a file named "private.bad" in the cgi-bin directory.  I
have no idea why it's named that way.  (in other words, I didn't do

All life is an experiment. The more experiments you make the better.
  --Ralph Waldo Emerson

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