[Mailman-Users] Archives Forbidden

Mark Sapiro mark at msapiro.net
Mon Jun 9 16:28:01 CEST 2008

Rob Brandt wrote:

>In any case, I changed it to:
><Directory /usr/local/mailman/archives/public/>
>     Order allow,deny
>     Allow from all
>     Options Indexes FollowSymLinks
>restarted apache and it's still Forbidden.

And Bob Eager wrote (with a 'digest' subject):

>Who owns the folders? They (and contents) need to be readable by the user
>under which the web server runs. I was bitten by this last week...

Good point. In particular, the archives/private/ directory itself must
either be world searchable or owned by the web server user. A possible
mistake is to see the warning about o+x from check_perms and set o-x
without changing ownership per the installation manual. See the
warning box at <http://www.list.org/mailman-install/node9.html>.

And if that isn't the solution, please report what's in the apache
error_log for the forbidden access.

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

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