[Mailman-Users] .htaccess protection of archives
adam-mailman at amyl.org.uk
Tue Feb 9 17:49:55 CET 2010
On Mon, Feb 08, 2010 at 03:40:44PM +0000, Phil Ewels wrote:
> I'd like to protect my mailing list archives behind some .htaccess
> protection, but my mailman installation is a central one which serves a
> number of different websites.
> I was thinking I could get around this by using a script to automate a
> log in to the archives and then scraping the results back to my
> .htaccess protected folder.
How about setting the archive directory for each applicable list as it's own
<Directory> in a vhost config, I dunno, something like: (untested)
AuthName "Private Archive"
or perhaps use a glob and AllowOverrides (assuming Apache as your
httpd), or something like one of the Match directives.
Just as an idea, in production, you'll possibly want to lock-down a
virtualhost like that a bit more.
> Alternatively, if anyone can think of another way to get the archives
> behind a .htaccess wall I'd be keen to hear!
Failing the hackish monstrosity above, you might find
(and elsewhere in https://secure.mysociety.org/cvstrac/dir?d=mysociety/lists)
useful if you're a coder.
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