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From "Jacob Coby" <>
Subject Re: [users@httpd] [Fwd: apache]
Date Fri, 04 Oct 2002 22:32:55 GMT
"There are frequently circumstances where it is necessary to allow web
access to parts of the filesystem that are not strictly underneath the
DocumentRoot. Apache offers several different ways to accomplish this. On
Unix systems, symbolic links can bring other parts of the filesystem under
the DocumentRoot. For security reasons, Apache will follow symbolic links
only if the Options setting for the relevant directory includes
FollowSymLinks or SymLinksIfOwnerMatch.

Alternatively, the Alias directive will map any part of the filesystem into
the web space. For example, with

  Alias /docs /var/web
the URL will be served from
/var/web/dir/file.html. The ScriptAlias directive works the same way, with
the additional effect that all content located at the target path is treated
as CGI scripts."

----- Original Message -----

From: "doug" <>
To: <>
Sent: Friday, October 04, 2002 6:23 PM
Subject: [users@httpd] [Fwd: apache]

> does anyone know how to allow symbolic links within apache 2.0, 1.3
> allowed this, but its not working in 2.0
> [Fri Oct 04 18:13:57 2002] [crit] [client yada] (13)Permission denied:
> /mnt/ddrive/.htaccess pcfg_openfile: unable to check htaccess file,
> ensure it is readable
> [Fri Oct 04 18:15:15 2002] [error] [client yada] Symbolic link not
> allowed: /home/doug/pictures

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