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From Ammon Johnson <>
Subject Re: [users@httpd] File Permisions?
Date Sat, 14 Aug 2004 20:13:34 GMT
Rich Bowen wrote:

>On Sat, 14 Aug 2004, Ammon Johnson wrote:
>>I have set up Apache on a Fedora Core 2 box but for some reason I keep 
>>getting a 403 Permission Denied when I attempt to veiw a name based 
>>vhost that I have set up...
>>When attempting to view the website I get this...
>>  Forbidden
>>You don't have permission to access / on this server.
>It will be much more useful to see the error message from the error log. 
>The message in the browser is for the end user. The message in the error 
>log is for you, the site administrator.
>However, it's likely that you need a Directory block which permits
>access to your content:
><Directory /path/to/document/directory>
>Order allow,deny
>Allow from all
The directory section is included in the vhost section...

I don't know why I didn't think to look at the logs...  Apparently it is 
complaining about the .htaccess file not existing.  The documentation 
tells that I shouldn't be using .htaccess and I don't want to be using 
.htaccess.  It also tells me that I can turn .htaccess off by specifying 
"AllowOverride None" in the Directory section, which I have done.  The 
site also mentions that RedHat likes to throw in a Files section that 
creates all kinds of errors.  I removed that section.  I am just about 
ready to find another webserver.  What is wrong here?  I am quite 
certain that Apache has access to the files that I am trying to serve.

Any help is appreciated!
~~Ammon ;~>

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