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From Forrest Aldrich <>
Subject [users@httpd] Proper configuration of FollowSymLinks in 2.0.54
Date Thu, 08 Sep 2005 21:53:30 GMT
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.


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