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From Joshua Slive <>
Subject Re: [users@httpd] problems accessing mounted directories
Date Wed, 04 May 2005 19:55:36 GMT
On 5/4/05, Ramsey, Robert L <> wrote:
> I am running RedHat EL AS 4.0, Apache 2.0.52, fully patched.  I have a
> Windows 2003 server with a share that contains documents for the
> website.  I mount the windows share using the following line in fstab:
> // /var/www/html/documents cifs
> fmask=755,dmask=755,user,auto,credentials=/root/.webpasswd,uid=67,gid=67
> 0 0
> The mount works correctly.  On my system, 67 is the uid and gid for
> apache.  I can log into the box as an unprivileged user, cd into the
> directory and read the files with no problem.  If I open konq and type
> in file:///var/www/html/documents/index.html, konq opens the file with
> no problem.  If I try http://localhost/documents/index.html, I get:
> Forbidden
> You don't have permission to access /documents on this server.
> Additionally, a 403 Forbidden error was encountered while trying to use
> an ErrorDocument to handle the request.

What does the apache error log say?

> I read that Apache might have problems accessing mounted drives, but not
> links to mounted drives, 

Where did you read that?  It sounds like BS to me.


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