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From Stephen Collyer <>
Subject Re: [users@httpd] Apache 1.3: Aliases no longer working
Date Mon, 12 Dec 2005 15:34:46 GMT
Joshua Slive wrote:
> On 12/12/05, Stephen Collyer <> wrote:
>>Well, if we're going to be picky, I guess you're right: I should
>>have said that I found nothing that helped me. Yes, I got an "access
>>denied by server configuration", but let's face it, if you get a 403
>>then it doesn't take a genius to guess that it's the server config;
>>the question is *where* in the config, and that's where verbose
>>trace would help.
> Well, if you had actually posted that error message to the list,
> instead of telling us there was nothing there, then it would have
> avoided the wild-goose-chase that we all went on.  

Fair comment, and guilty as charged.

> Then the only extra information that apache could give you would be to
> tell you exactly where in the config file the relevant Deny statement
> lived.  In fact, I believe I remember a proposal to emit the config
> file name and line number on errors like this, but it never got off
> the ground, unfortunately.

Pity, that would be very useful.


Stephen Collyer
Netspinner Ltd

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