Download of the full archive mailbox does not work

Gerard Beekmans gerard at
Wed Sep 17 08:12:19 PDT 2003

On Tue, 2003-09-16 at 18:10, Jeroen Coumans wrote:
> Hi Anderson Lizardo. You said the following on 09/17/03 01:04:
> > Hi,
> > 
> > I'm trying to download the ALFS-discuss full archive at 
> >, but it returns a 
> > 404. Is this feature (automatic generation of mailbox archives) 
> > enabled?
> Gerard fiddled with the mbox archives to make them bzip2. Perhaps you 
> just tried to download while the archives were being recreated? Anyway, 
> I've CC'ed server-admin so they should be aware of the issue now.

Gerard tried is more like it. I couldn't make Mailman listen to the
files I updated. There is some other file it uses to constrcut the
index.html files and I can't find it.

The reason for alfs-discuss.mbox to not work was a permission problem.
The file had mode 600 for some reason. I just changed it to 644 so you
can download it.

Btw, you were returend error 403, not 404. 404 means it doesn't exist.
403 means access forbidden (ie permission problem).

Gerard Beekmans

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