[Mailman-Users] trying to access archives - access denied

Mark Sapiro msapiro at value.net
Mon Nov 27 22:51:55 CET 2006

Rachel Assuncao wrote:
>I didn't install Mailman.  Our web host (Blue Genesis) offers Mailman as
>part of their independent server package.  We create the mailing list
>through their host control panel (Pleask) and then do all of the management
>of it through the Mailman online mailing list administration.  They are the
>ones responsible for installation, and I assume it is installed correctly,
>if many of their clients are using it.
>What is check_perms?

Not relevant to you in the above scenario. It is a Mailman command line
tool for checking permissions available only to those who have shell
access to the Mailman installation.

Can you access the archives via a url like
This URL should look like those you use to access the list admin or
moderator interface except with 'private' instead of 'admin' or
'admindb'. This should get a login page and you should be able to log
in with either a list member's email address and list password or the
list admin password. If you can get to the archives this way, that
verifies the archives are OK, but there still could be a permissions
issue or a misconfiguration of theweb server for the
lists.genuinecontact.info domain.

Do you have access to the web server logs for this domain? If so,
what's in the error log for the 403 errors?

Mark Sapiro <msapiro at value.net>       The highway is for gamblers,
San Francisco Bay Area, California    better use your sense - B. Dylan

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