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From Chris Winfield-Blum <>
Subject Re: [users@httpd] Problems with User Directories
Date Thu, 12 May 2005 09:12:26 GMT

I can see the problem is a rights issue. I created a dummy User and set 
the home directory 777 and the pages can be viewed.

So what is the appropriate access needed to give access to these user 
directories? it seems funny to me to force a the rights to be loosened 
for this.

Perhaps I set up a userdocs/username/ folder and just use a symbolic 
link to give the users access from the home directory??


Boyle Owen said the following:

>>-----Original Message-----
>>From: Chris Winfield-Blum []
>>Sent: Donnerstag, 12. Mai 2005 04:33
>>Subject: [users@httpd] Problems with User Directories
>>Hi everyone,
>>My first time sending to this mail list :)
>>I am setting up user directories but hitting into some problems.
>>When i try to access on http://domain/~user/
>>i get:
>>  Forbidden
>>You don't have permission to access /~chris/index.htm on this server.
>>Additionally, a 403 Forbidden error was encountered while 
>>trying to use 
>>an ErrorDocument to handle the request.
>It looks like you have not allowed anyone access to that directory. 
>See for details, but basically
you should add:
>Allow from all
>to the directory container below.
>You have a similar problem with the error doc that the server is trying to serve. You
need this directive for the directory containing your error docs as well.
>Check in the error_log, by the way, you shold see: "access denied by server config" or
>Note that this is orthogonal to the issue of file-permissions.
>Owen Boyle
>Disclaimer: Any disclaimer attached to this message may be ignored. 
>>Apache/2.0.53 (Unix) mod_ssl/2.0.53 OpenSSL/0.9.7a DAV/2 
>>Server at Port 80
>>This is my UserDir settings:
>>UserDir public_html
>>UserDir disabled root
>><Directory /home/*/public_html>
>>       AllowOverride FileInfo AuthConfig Limit
>>       Options Indexes SymLinksIfOwnerMatch IncludesNoExec
>>the public_html folder exists in /home/user and I even set 
>>to 777 but still no luck.
>>Any suggestions? this is probably a common question sorry :(
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