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From "Damian A. Colden" <>
Subject Re: UserDir/403 error
Date Wed, 10 Jul 2002 22:26:22 GMT
The permissions need to be

RWXR-XR-X on your public_html directory.

On 10 Jul 2002, Allen Crawford scribbled this about UserDir/403 error:

> Hello,
> I'm brand new to this list and am mainly joining to pick up some
> knowledge of Apache.  I'm fairly new to Linux and Apache but am
> learning quickly.
> Anyway, on to my problem.  I'm trying to utilize the UserDir
> directive.  I have basically a default installation of Apache 2.0.39. 
> I added "UserDir disabled root" in addition to the default "UserDir
> public_html" line.  I then created a "public_html" directory under my
> home directory and made it world-readable and executable.  I also
> created an "index.html" file with world-readable permissions.
> After all of this, I am trying to access my page by typing
> http://servername/~username/ <http://servername/~username/>  and I'm
> getting the 403-Forbidden error.  I have tried changing things so that
> Apache runs as the "apache" user that I created, but that didn't help,
> so I'm back to the default of "nobody."
> So, any suggestions on how to fix this?  I compiled from source using
> all the defaults (i.e. configure with no command line
> options/switches).
> In addition, I was wondering if the "public_html" folder in the user
> directories needs to be world-executable, or if world-readable is good
> enough?
> Thanks a lot,
> Allen
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