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From John Oliver <joli...@john-oliver.net>
Subject Re: [users@httpd] Files invisible to Apache?
Date Wed, 05 Oct 2005 18:03:47 GMT
On Wed, Oct 05, 2005 at 01:50:54PM -0400, Joshua Slive wrote:
> On 10/5/05, John Oliver <joliver@john-oliver.net> wrote:
> > I just set up a directory on an existing website and copied some files
> > into it.  While the first file was copying, I looked at the directory
> > with a browser, and it showed the first file.  After all of the other
> > files are done copying, though, it still only shows that first file...
> > I've shift-refreshed, used different browsers, etc.  Permissions on the
> > files are exactly the same, 644  Why on Earth would the web server
> > (2.0.49, BTW) "remember" the first file and refuse to recognize the
> > others?
> 
> Rather old version.  You should upgrade.

Yeah, yeah, yeah... :-)

> > Oh, and if I put the full path
> > http://web.server/directory/name-of-invisible-file in the browser, I can
> > download the file in question.  But it still doesn't show up in the
> > directory list in the browser.  There are no errors in the error_log.
> 
> Are you sure the requests are actually hitting the server, and not a
> cache (ie, does the access log show the requests with a 200 status)?

Yes.

ww.xxx.yyy.zz - - [05/Oct/2005:10:55:17 -0700] "GET /bgi/ HTTP/1.1" 401
491 "-" "Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.7.12)
Gecko/20050915 Firefox/1.0.7"
ww.xxx.yyy.zz - - [05/Oct/2005:10:55:25 -0700] "GET /bgi/
HTTP/1.1" 200 701 "-" "Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US;
rv:1.7.12) Gecko/20050915 Firefox/1.0.7"
ww.xxx.yyy.zz - - [05/Oct/2005:10:55:25 -0700] "GET /favicon.ico
HTTP/1.1" 404 299 "-" "Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US;
rv:1.7.12) Gecko/20050915 Firefox/1.0.7"

BTW, what the heck is favicon.ico?  Browsers are always requesting it,
and it has never existed.  Google tutns up not a single mention of the
failure to get it.

[Wed Oct 05 10:55:25 2005] [error] [client ww.xxx.yyy.zz] File does not
exist: /home/www/default/favicon.ico

> Do the files in question match any IndexIgnore directives?

No.

[root@host root]# grep Ignore /etc/httpd/conf/httpd.conf
# IndexIgnore is a set of filenames which directory indexing should
ignore
IndexIgnore .??* *~ *# HEADER* README* RCS CVS *,v *,t

[root@host root]# ls -l /home/www/default/bgi/
total 7596468
-rw-r--r--  1 user user  431697920 Oct  1 11:24
backup-bin-2005-10-01.tgz
-rw-r--r--  1 user user  612043489 Oct  1 11:25
backup-conf-2005-10-01.tgz
-rw-r--r--  1 user user 6727428943 Oct  1 11:39
backup-ispman-2005-10-01.tgz

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* John Oliver                             http://www.john-oliver.net/ *
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