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From "Nick Couchman" <Nick.Couch...@seakr.com>
Subject Re: [users@httpd] Files invisible to Apache?
Date Wed, 05 Oct 2005 18:37:39 GMT
Nick Couchman
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SEAKR Engineering, Inc.
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Centennial, CO 80111
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>>> On 2005/10/05 at 12:03:47, in message <20051005180347.GB14090@ns.sdsitehosting.net>,
joliver@john-oliver.net wrote:

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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Favicon.ico is the cute little icon that displays next to the URL in the address bar (and,
if you bookmark the site or add it to your favorites, in the favorites folder - hince the
name) for sites that have such an icon.  Usually it is a logo or something similar having
to do with the site.
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