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From Forrest Aldrich <>
Subject Re: [users@httpd] Proper configuration of FollowSymLinks in 2.0.54
Date Sat, 10 Sep 2005 03:37:09 GMT
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>Ok.  I think I've got it.
>Try this:
>mkdir /home/test2/test3/
>echo hello > /home/test2/test3/index.txt
>ln -s /home/test2/test3/ /home/test/test3
>chmod -x /home/test2
>lynx http://localhost:8091/index.txt
>A similar setup gave me the error you found.
>The problem is the file permissions on the target of the symlink. One
>of the parent directories of the path leading to your file does not
>give search permissions.
>So this was a configuration issue all along, but was made difficult to
>diagnose by an innacurate error message in the error log.  I believe
>the error message bug is reported here:

I believe this is the problem.

It would have been immensely useful to have a better error message here.

Thank you!

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