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From Vizion <>
Subject Re: [users@httpd] Proper configuration of FollowSymLinks in 2.0.54
Date Thu, 08 Sep 2005 22:20:49 GMT
On Thursday 08 September 2005 15:09,  the author Dukkefup Mun contributed to 
the dialogue on-
 RE: [users@httpd] Proper configuration of FollowSymLinks in 2.0.54: 

>Using "Options All" under 2.054 does not give you everything explicitly. 
> You need to define +FollowSymLinks in order to be able to traverse
> SymLinks.  Same as if you want to explicitly allow CGI with +ExecCGI.  That
> should work for you. 
>~~John Aldrich
> From: Forrest Aldrich <>
>Subject: [users@httpd] Proper configuration of FollowSymLinks in 2.0.54
>Date: Thu, 08 Sep 2005 17:53:30 -0400
> What is the proper way to configure FollowSymLinks in 2.0.54?
>I'm having a problem getting this to work at all - after reading the manual,
> searching for examples, it seems fairly straightforward; however, every
> combination I try fails with: Symbolic link not allowed.
>I am suspicious that I've hit a bug, and actually filed a bug report, to
> which detractors insist there is no bug.
>I tried a stripped-down httpd.conf that has basically this:
>DocumentRoot /usr/local/www/data:
><Directory />
>    Options All
>The symlink is in the DocumentRoot as:
>files -> /usr/local/shares/directory
>I tried specifying the directory in different ways:
><Direcotory "/files">
><Direcotry "/usr/local/www/data/files">
><Directory "/usr/local/shares/files">
>the last option isn't valid, but I tried it anyway.
>This does *not* work, and I'm completely puzzled.
>What's more, the same configuration works fine under 1.3.x, using just a
> Directory pointer to /symlinkname.
>I'd appreciate some clarification/examples of how to do this properly under
> 2.0.54.
I would concur there are problems with Symlinks in this version.

I got so frustrated that I changed my data storage structure so I did not have 
to use them. I think the documentation is also poor and lacks examples.

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