[Mailman-Users] Apache 2.4 and Mailman

Lindsay Haisley fmouse at fmp.com
Fri Dec 5 07:40:52 CET 2014

This is a relatively minor thing, but perhaps it should be mentioned in
the Install docs on

Recent Ubuntu server installs of Apache 2.4 need "Require all granted"
in place of, or in addition to "Allow from all" to grant access to a
portion of the filesystem.  So somewhere in the conf files for Apache2
is needed something like:

<Directory "/var/lib/mailman/archives/public/">
        Options FollowSymLinks .... etc.
        Require all granted
        ...... etc.

I see that this has been mentioned in discussions on the list, but it
ought to be included in the online install docs.  This seems to be in
line with a policy of hardening Apache2 server security, and I'd tripped
on this before in other places in the web server setup, so I guessed the
proper solution fairly quickly.  Someone with less experience might
spend a lot more time troubleshooting this, and a note in the
documentation might help.  Keeping up with the times is good :)

I went to the Launchpad bug database for Mailman and it looks like it's
ages out of date, so I thought I'd pass this on here, and y'all can run
with it to the developers list or wherever. 

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