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Hello,



I'm sure this is a FAQ (unless my Mailman configuration is broken), but I
could not find it listed in the FAQ search engine:

I find that I can not access my Mailman list (the one recommended by
INSTALL as well as per the default listinfo sentence: "If you are having
trouble using the lists, please contact mailman at kodak-xyratex.com.")
listinfo or admin web interface without first capitalizing the "M" in
"Mailman" in the URL as such:

https://example.com/mailman/listinfo/Mailman

If I instead use

https://example.com/mailman/listinfo/mailman

(with a lower-case "m") my web browser displays the general 'listinfo' page
(same as what is seen from "https://example.com/mailman/listinfo/").

Why is this?

No other list on my Mailman servers have this restriction.
I also find it on both Mailman installs/servers I have.

By the way, I doubt the https/SSL has anything to do with it; one of my
Mailman installs runs without SSL and has the same "feature".

I am using both Mailman 2.1.4 and 2.1.5. They bost exhibit the same
problem/feature.

-Matt

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  • Matthew England at Oct 11, 2004 at 9:21 pm
    An interesting add-on to this point:

    The following URL *does* work as expected:

    https://example.com/mailman/admin/mailman/general

    This displays the "General Options Section" of the admin interface. Not
    that it requires no uppercase "Mailman," apparently because of the extra
    "/general" at the end.

    Any thoughts are greatly appreciated. :)

    Also, I just logged on to another Mailman server I know running 2.1, and it
    does not seem to have any problems in this area; any "mailman" reference
    below works without an uppercase "M." Not sure if this is due to it being
    2.1 (and a bug potentially introduced in later revs, of which I'm using) or
    the configuration of my specific server.

    Thanks for any help!
    -Matt

    At 10/11/2004 04:06 PM, Matthew England wrote:
    Hello,



    I'm sure this is a FAQ (unless my Mailman configuration is broken), but I
    could not find it listed in the FAQ search engine:

    I find that I can not access my Mailman list (the one recommended by
    INSTALL as well as per the default listinfo sentence: "If you are having
    trouble using the lists, please contact mailman at kodak-xyratex.com.")
    listinfo or admin web interface without first capitalizing the "M" in
    "Mailman" in the URL as such:

    https://example.com/mailman/listinfo/Mailman

    If I instead use

    https://example.com/mailman/listinfo/mailman

    (with a lower-case "m") my web browser displays the general 'listinfo'
    page (same as what is seen from "https://example.com/mailman/listinfo/").

    Why is this?

    No other list on my Mailman servers have this restriction.
    I also find it on both Mailman installs/servers I have.

    By the way, I doubt the https/SSL has anything to do with it; one of my
    Mailman installs runs without SSL and has the same "feature".

    I am using both Mailman 2.1.4 and 2.1.5. They bost exhibit the same
    problem/feature.

    -Matt




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  • Mark Sapiro at Oct 11, 2004 at 9:28 pm

    Matthew England wrote:
    I'm sure this is a FAQ (unless my Mailman configuration is broken), but I
    could not find it listed in the FAQ search engine:

    I find that I can not access my Mailman list (the one recommended by
    INSTALL as well as per the default listinfo sentence: "If you are having
    trouble using the lists, please contact mailman at kodak-xyratex.com.")
    listinfo or admin web interface without first capitalizing the "M" in
    "Mailman" in the URL as such:

    https://example.com/mailman/listinfo/Mailman

    If I instead use

    https://example.com/mailman/listinfo/mailman

    (with a lower-case "m") my web browser displays the general 'listinfo' page
    (same as what is seen from "https://example.com/mailman/listinfo/").

    Why is this?
    It is a result of a rewrite rule in your web server which probably
    looks something like

    RedirectMatch /mailman[/]*$ https://example.com/mailman/listinfo

    I'm far from expert on these things, but I think if you change it to
    something like

    RedirectMatch com/mailman[/]*$ https://example.com/mailman/listinfo

    things will work as you expect.

    --
    Mark Sapiro <msapiro at value.net> The highway is for gamblers,
    San Francisco Bay Area, California better use your sense - B. Dylan
  • Matthew England at Oct 11, 2004 at 10:05 pm
    Yes, the "RedirectMatch" was causing my problems.

    However, I've tried a variety of alternative httpd.conf directives with no
    success (or at least not in all scenarios). I want URLs to
    http://example.com/mailman to auto-expand to
    http://example.com/mailman/listinfo ...without having the problems brought
    up in my original email on this thread.

    Maybe I could alternatively put something in Mailman's cgi-bin dir (the one
    http://example.com/mailman is mapped to) such that it auto redirects to
    "listinfo"?

    -Matt

    At 10/11/2004 04:28 PM, Mark Sapiro wrote:
    https://example.com/mailman/listinfo/Mailman

    If I instead use

    https://example.com/mailman/listinfo/mailman

    (with a lower-case "m") my web browser displays the general 'listinfo' page
    (same as what is seen from "https://example.com/mailman/listinfo/").

    Why is this?
    It is a result of a rewrite rule in your web server which probably
    looks something like

    RedirectMatch /mailman[/]*$ https://example.com/mailman/listinfo

    I'm far from expert on these things, but I think if you change it to
    something like

    RedirectMatch com/mailman[/]*$ https://example.com/mailman/listinfo

    things will work as you expect.

    --
    Mark Sapiro <msapiro at value.net> The highway is for gamblers,
    San Francisco Bay Area, California better use your sense - B. Dylan
  • Matthew England at Oct 11, 2004 at 10:17 pm
    This directive seems to be working for me:

    RedirectMatch ^/mailman[/]*$ http://example.com/mailman/listinfo

    -Matt

    At 10/11/2004 05:05 PM, Matthew England wrote:
    However, I've tried a variety of alternative httpd.conf directives with no
    success (or at least not in all scenarios). I want URLs to
    http://example.com/mailman to auto-expand to
    http://example.com/mailman/listinfo ...without having the problems brought
    up in my original email on this thread.

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