[Mailman-Users] fix permissions error?

Mark Sapiro mark at msapiro.net
Tue May 9 16:20:16 EDT 2017

On 05/09/2017 10:24 AM, Dave Stevens wrote:
> Clicking on the link gives first the info page and clicking on its
> archive link gives:
> Forbidden
> You don't have permission to access /pipermail/davedave/ on this server.
> And that's the issue I was hoping to address by the permissions fix.

It may have been check_perms that misled you on this, but the
/var/lib/mailman/archives/private directory MUST be either o+x or owned
by the web server user (probably www-data in your case).

If it's o+x, check_perms will inform you because if the server has
multiple login users and some of these users should not be allowed to
access private list archives, you want o-x, but otherwise it doesn't
matter. See the Warning box at

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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