[Mailman-Users] Pipermail directs to http instead of https?

Ryan Steele steele at agora-net.com
Tue Jun 27 18:56:54 CEST 2006


I think the person who administered the box before me installed Mailman 
incorrectly.  But, complaining about their incompetency isn't gonna fix 
my problem.  The fix_url script removes it from the listinfo page.  I 
had to manually reset the proper address....a result of the 
aforementioned person's installation snafu.  I can't see having 
RedirectPermanent being a good solution...many servers limit the number 
of redirections, and I know that Firefox and IE will suffer from 
redirection limits as well...there is extensive documentation of this 
resulting from a simple Google search.

Also, someone suggested:

Don't you also need to set PUBLIC_ARCHIVE_URL as well?

Something like this is what I've done in the past, but it's been
a while since I  setup an installation using SSL that had archiving

PUBLIC_ARCHIVE_URL = 'https://%(hostname)s/pipermail/%(listname)s'

I would hope I wouldn't have to do that for every list.  I think I'm 
just going to copy the Alias line for pipermail to the non-https 
virtualhost container.  If there are any other good suggestions, let me 


Patrick Bogen wrote:
> On 6/27/06, Ryan Steele <steele at agora-net.com> wrote:
>> I have a peculiar problem.  An existing list I'm trying to repair has
>> problems accessing the archives.  The archives link changes the protocol
>> to http instead of keeping the https protocol the rest of Mailman uses.
>> I have the following alias and directory stanza in my Apache config 
>> file:
> Have you followed the steps outlined in FAQ 4.27
> <http://www.python.org/cgi-bin/faqw-mm.py?req=show&file=faq04.027.htp>
> ?

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