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From David Knecht <>
Subject Re: [users@httpd] Follow symbolic links: report symbolic link names vs. real names
Date Sat, 21 Jan 2006 09:51:25 GMT

I just found that I was trying to use symbolic links for something they 
cannot be used for. I am using rewrite rules instead now.

Thanks anyway for your answer.


Joshua Slive wrote:
> On 1/20/06, David Knecht <> wrote:
>> I would like to configure Apache 2.0.52 on Linux to follow symbolic
>> links to directories.
>> The directory names I am using are defined as symbolic links on the file
>> system. The "FollowSymLinks" parameter is configured in httpd.conf.
>> According to /var/log/httpd/error_log the symbolic links are followed
>> correctly, but the log file shows the real directory names not the
>> symbolic ones (which is why my CGI script fails to run).
> Please be more specific about exactly what your CGI scripts expect and
> exactly what they get.
> Joshua.

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