[Mailman-Users] Changing the path of cgi-bin

Poster Poster at aurora.cotse.net
Wed Jul 13 20:33:08 CEST 2005

Forrest Aldrich said:
> I've been asked to change the path from ~mailman/cgi-bin to
> ~mailman/something-else, the claim being security (and avoiding skript
> kiddies).    Though, with the directory aliasing, I don't see where
> that
> makes a bit of difference.

I think what they're trying to avoid are scripts that search for a
"cgi-bin" directory. If the directory is not cgi-bin, then their
scripts will fail. My mailman scripts, for instance, live in


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