[Mailman-Users] Archives not accessible
mark at msapiro.net
Thu Oct 23 00:19:22 CEST 2008
jewel.brueggeman-makda at washburn.edu wrote:
>I was able to get the hostname resolved by running the fix_url script.
>Now I am running into a new problem. I am not able to access the
>archives of the lists I just created. The first list says "Forbidden -
>You don't have permission to access /pipermail/jewel/ on this server."
>My second list is my 'mailman' list which when I click on archives it
>jumps back to the listinfo page. Below are my permissions.
>Permissions under /archives...
>drwxrwsr-x 4 mailman mailman 4096 Oct 14 15:30 .
>drwxrwsr-x 20 mailman mailman 4096 Oct 14 15:30 ..
>drwxrws--- 6 mailman mailman 4096 Oct 22 09:32 private
>drwxrwsr-x 2 mailman mailman 4096 Oct 22 09:32 public
Did you get this message from check_perms
Warning: Private archive directory is other-executable (o+x).
This could allow other users on your system to read private
If you're on a shared multiuser system, you should consult the
installation manual on how to fix this.
and "fix" it by "chmod o-x archives/private" or something similar. This
is not complete. The web server needs to be able to search the
archives/private directory for poblic archives because the pipermail
alias points to archives/public which contains symlinks into
As it says in the installation manual at
<http://www.list.org/mailman-install/node9.html>, if you do "chmod o-x
archives/private", you must also do "chown <web-server-user>
archives/private" where <web-server-user> is the user your web server
As far as your mailman list jumping back to the listinfo page is
concerned, in a previous post in this thread I suggested you put
RedirectMatch ^/mailman[/]*$ /mailman/listinfo
in your httpd.conf. It appears that you have somewhere in httpd.conf or
an included file (from httpd/conf.d/ ?)
RedirectMatch /mailman[/]*$ /mailman/listinfo
It needs to be anchored as the first one above (the "^"). Otherwise any
URL that ends in "/mailman" or "/mailman/" will redirect to the
>Mark, thank you so far for all of your previous help, everything you
>have sent me has worked! This listserv is wonderful.
Thanks for the appreciation. I'm glad to help, but I must point out
that listserv(r) is a registered trademark that refers to a specific
software product that is not Mailman. It is not a generic term for
"email list" even though it is often misused that way. See
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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