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From Taylor Dondich <>
Subject [users@httpd] Apache2 Error: Symbolic link not allowed: <path> with mod_vhost_alias
Date Mon, 08 Dec 2003 20:08:45 GMT
I am attempting to use mod_vhost_alias, however, when trying to access a 
virtual host, it gives the error: Symbolic link not allowed: and then 
the path to the domain in question.  Here's my layout:

VirtualDocumentRoot /virtuals/%2+/%1/public_html
VirtualScriptAlias /virtuals/%2+/%1/cgi-bin

<Directory />
    Options FollowSymLinks
    AllowOverride All

Now, for example, say we pull up, it looks in /virtuals/ for 
an  It exists, but it's a symbolic link to 

It says it cannot follow this.  Both owners of the link and the target are root.  The default permissions state to allow symbolic 
links.  I'm thinking maybe another module or something is overriding 
this.  My Server identification statement is:

Apache/2.0.48 (Unix) mod_perl/1.99_11 Perl/v5.8.0 mod_ssl/2.0.48 
OpenSSL/0.9.7c DAV/2 JRun/4.0 PHP/4.3.4 Server at Port 80
(Ugly, isn't it?  ;)

Running on Redhat 9.  I've personally compiled each peice of software.

I can attach my httpd.conf if anyone requests it.

If anyone can be of assistance, it'd be much appreciated.


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