[Mailman-Users] Archives Forbidden

Rob Brandt bronto at csd-bes.net
Mon Jun 9 19:05:47 CEST 2008

Yes that did it!  I had all the folders set correctly *except* for the 
/private folder itself.  Changing that from root to www-data did it for me.



Mark Sapiro wrote, On 6/9/2008 7:28 AM:
> 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
>> </Directory>
>> 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.

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