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From Joshua Slive <>
Subject Re: [users@httpd] Flag to enable reading plain ASCII
Date Tue, 25 Oct 2005 00:32:31 GMT
On 10/24/05, Ben Gardiner <> wrote:
> On 10/24/05, Ben Gardiner <> wrote:
> > Thanks, Joshua, for responding.  I haven't *done* anything yet.  What
> > I want is for callers to be able to read both .html files and plain
> > ascii.  I have about 16,000 plain ascii files (from ages ago when it
> > was a BBS) which were readable at the previous site.
> >
> > I moved everything to godaddy, where I have a virtual dedicated
> > server.  And now the caller gets an error message "You don't have the
> > pemissions to read (name of file or directory/file)"  I have checked
> > the permissions, they are all readable by outsiders.
> >

First thing to do is check the apache error log.  It will tell you
what the problem is.

As I mentioned earlier, apache does not inherently treat text files
any different from html (other than sending a different Content-Type


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