[Mailman-Users] Public Archives 403 Forbidden after Upgrade - More Info

Bryan Carbonnell carbonnb at sympatico.ca
Mon Sep 19 17:23:02 CEST 2005

I have recently upgraded to MM 2.1.6 with the HTDig integration 
patches. I have noticed that since this upgrade that my public 
archives are inaccessible, I get a 403 Forbidden Error.

I am running MM2.1..6 built from the tarball, Apache 1.3.27 and 
Python 2.3.4. on RedHat 7.3 (thats what the host supplies)

Mailamn was configured with the following commande:
./configure  --prefix=/var/mailman --with-
python=/usr/local/bin/python --with-cgi-gid=apache --wit

My Apache directives are:

Alias /pipermail/ /var/mailman/archives/public/
<Directory /var/mailman/archives/public/>
  Options +FollowSymLinks +Indexes

The error in Apache's access_log is:
xx.xx.xx.x - - [19/Sep/2005:10:12:30 -0500] "GET /pipermail/accessd 
HTTP/1.1" 403 304 "-" "BROWSER ID STRING"

There is nothing that I can see in the MM error logs or in the 
messages log

bin/check_perms shows no errors

the permissions on the archives directories are:
drwxrws---   60 root     mailman      4096 Sep 19 09:58 private
drwxrwsr-x    2 root     mailman      4096 Sep 19 09:59 public

and all the symlinks in public point to the right spot in the private 
archives. I can follow the symlinks from the command prompt as root 
or another user. If I create a symlink in the public directory to 
another file or directory in the file system, I can access those 
files/directories from my browser. I just can't get to the private 

If I treat the archive as a private archive by going to: 
http://example.com/mailman/private/listname/ I can log in and access 
the archives.

I have tried making the archive private and then making it public
again and it doesn't work.

Does anyone have any ideas of what I can check next. I'm at a total
loss as to what could be wrong not.

Bryan Carbonnell - carbonnb at sympatico.ca
Give a man a fire, he will be warm for the evening. Set a man on 
fire, he will be warm for the rest of his life.

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