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From "Perplexer" <perple...@thz.net>
Subject Re: Apache "Forbidden"
Date Mon, 28 Jan 2002 21:06:57 GMT
Can you perhaps explain what I must do more in detail.
I'm not experienced enough to really understand what
you suggested I do. I would appreciate it if you could
be more specific.

Thanks.

-----------
Perplexer

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Daniel Lopez" <daniel@rawbyte.com>
To: <users@httpd.apache.org>
Sent: Monday, January 28, 2002 9:48 PM
Subject: Re: Apache "Forbidden"


> 
> You can do so using a 
> 
> Options -Indexes 
> 
> directive for that directory
> 
> Daniel
> 
> On Mon, Jan 28, 2002 at 08:55:00PM +0100, Perplexer wrote:
> > Hello everybody.
> > 
> > I have just installed Red Hat Linux 7.2 and Apache 1.3.20 Server came with it.
> > It's running OK, but there is one thing that I would like to solve.
> > I understand there are initially two places where a user can have his web
> > files stored, /home/username/public_html or /var/www/html/username. If the files
> > are stored in his homedir, his web site will be reachable through the URL
> > containing a ~ (http://any.domain.com/~username/). If his files are located
> > in /var/www/html/username, his web site will be reachable through the same
> > URL, but without the ~ (http://any.domain.com/username/).
> > 
> > Now I noticed that if there is an index.html file in user's home dir
> > (/home/username/public_html) then the server will read that index.html file
> > and display the page normally when I open http://any.domain.com/~username/. If
> > however there is no index.html file in this user's home dir, the server will
> > reply with an error message "Forbidden You don't have permission to access
> > /~username on this server." when I try to open http://any.domain.com/~username/
> > 
> > This actually suits me because if I unintentionally forget to upload the
> > index.html file or if I delete or rename by mistake, the server will simply
> > display the "Forbidden" message instead of listing the files that are in the
> > home dir on the "Index of /~username" page.
> > 
> > The problem is, this does not work the same in /var/www/html/username dir
> > if I decide to put the web site there so that I don't have to type the ~ in
> > the URL. If I forget to upload the index.html file there, the server will not
> > display the "Forbidden" message but will display the "List of /username" page,
> > displaying a complete list of all other files in that dir. This also happens
> > if I create a new user and set his home directory to /var/www/html/username.
> > In this case both /~username and /username URLs will bring up a "List of /username"
> > or "List of /~username" page if index.html isn't found.
> > 
> > Can I make Apache display the "Forbidden" message for accesses to pages located
> > under /var/www/html/username also, if the index.html file is missing ?
> > 
> > P.S.: Directory permissions are all right, so that shouldn't have anything to do
> > with this.
> > 
> > Thank you very much for your answer.
> > 
> > Perplexer
> > 
> > 
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