[Mailman-Users] Apache and pipermail 403 issues

Mark Sapiro mark at msapiro.net
Thu Jul 3 01:51:30 CEST 2008

Robert Campbell wrote:

>Currently when ever I try to get to the mailman archives for any of the
>mailing lists I revcive a 403 error.
>When I check the apache error log i see the following line:
>[Wed Jul 02 10:28:52 2008] [error] [client <some ip>] client denied by
>server configuration: <var-install-location>/archives/public/
>The Private folder is owned by what apache runs under.
>Also the apache config file has
>Alias /pipermail/ <var-install-location>/archives/public/
><Directory <var-install-location>
>AllowOverride   All
>Options +FollowSymLinks
>AddDefaultCharset Off

You could try adding here

Order allow,deny
Allow from all

Often, Apache configs are set up to deny access to everything and then
selectively allow the various DocumentRoot directories. Such a
configuration would not allow access to the <var-install-location>


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