You don't have permission to access /pipermail/ on this server.

Noah admin2 at enabled.com
Sat Apr 22 14:25:10 UTC 2006


On Sat, 22 Apr 2006 15:21:06 +0100, Paul Howarth wrote
> On Sat, 2006-04-22 at 01:51 -0800, Noah wrote:
> > mailman-2.1.7
> > apache 2.2.0
> > 
> > Okay I just upgrade from apache 1.3.x to apache 2.2.0 and arriving at a
> > permissions problem when viewing pipermail mailman directories.  
> > 
> > 
> > 
> > --- Browser error message ---
> > 
> > You don't have permission to access /pipermail/list/ on this server.
> > Additionally, a 403 Forbidden error was encountered while trying to use an
> > ErrorDocument to handle the request.
> > 
> > --- snip ---
> > 
> > Here is what apache places in the error_log:
> > 
> > --- snip ---
> > 
> > Symbolic link not allowed or link target not accessible:
> > /usr/home/mailman/archives/public/list, referer:
> > http://hostname.garbled.com/mailman/listinfo/list
> > 
> > ---- snip ----
> > 
> > 
> > Here is what I've done so far:
> > 
> > ---- apache httpd.conf file ----
> > 
> > in the virtual host stanza
> > 
> >         ScriptAlias /mailman/ /usr/home/mailman/cgi-bin/
> >         Alias /pipermail/ /usr/home/mailman/archives/public/
> >         Alias /icons/ /usr/home/mailman/icons/
> >         <Directory /usr/home/mailman/archives/public/>
> >                   Options +FollowSymlinks
> >                   Allow from all 
> >         </Directory>
> > 
> > --- snip ---
> > 
> > then restarted apache.
> > 
> > --- snip ---
> > 
> > looks like the directories have proper permissions:
> > typhoon# ls -ld /usr/local/mailman/archives/private
> > drwxrws---  103 mailman  mailman  2560 Apr 21 21:49
> > /usr/local/mailman/archives/private
> > typhoon# ls -ld /usr/local/mailman/archives/public/
> > drwxrwsr-x  2 mailman  mailman  1536 Apr 21 21:49
> > /usr/local/mailman/archives/public/
> > typhoon# ls -ld /usr/local/mailman/archives/public/list
> > lrwxr-xr-x  1 root  mailman  54 Apr 21 19:00
> > /usr/local/mailman/archives/public/list ->
> > /usr/local/mailman/archives/private/list
> > typhoon# ls -ld /usr/local/mailman/archives/private/list
> > drwxrwsr-x  50 www  mailman  4096 Apr 21 18:34
> > /usr/local/mailman/archives/private/list
> > 
> > --- snip ---
> > 
> > 
> > 
> > what else could be the problem here?
> 
> 1. Are you running SELinux? If yes, see my response to your previous
> posting on this subject.


nope - FC

> 
> 2. Is the apache user a member of the mailman group? If not, how is the
> web server (usually running as user apache, group apache) supposed to
> read things under /usr/local/mailman/archives/private, which has no
> permissions open for anyone other than user and group apache?


hmmm - that didnt fix it.

I did this:
mailman:*:89:www

also a side note - my private archieves are viewable.  its only the public
archives that are getting the 403 error.

Cheers,

Noah



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