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From Chris Schulman <>
Subject Fwd: Re: [users@httpd] configuration question from an Apache newbie
Date Tue, 11 Jul 2006 11:12:39 GMT

>On 7/11/06, Rob Wilkerson <> wrote:
>Check your DirectoryIndex directive, too.  I get this a lot when I
>forget to put in a file that I use.  By default, Apache ships with
>index.html, for example, but not index.htm (which is what I use).

Right you are.  I found that and changed it.  Thanks, Rob.  I also happened 
across this comment and directive:

    # This should be changed to whatever you set DocumentRoot to.
    <Directory "C:/Program Files/Apache2.2/htdocs">

Once I changed that and DirectoryIndex, everything worked right.  Guess I 
better take the time to read httpd.conf from start to finish.  Thanks for 
your reply too, Axel-St├ęphane.  :o)

Chris Schulman

>On 7/10/06, Chris Schulman <> wrote:
>>Forgive me for asking a possibly very basic question.  I'm good in a lot of
>>technical areas, but I'm trying to get Apache working and it's my first
>>time ever to install any kind of server.
>>My server needs are simple, as I'm installing Apache for local use only; it
>>will not be accessible through the Internet.  I'm running WinXP SP2.  I
>>downloaded and installed the Apache 2.2.2 Win32 binary.  The installation
>>appeared successful; after I finished, I pointed my browser to
>>, and received Apache's "It Works!" web page.  I then
>>opened httpd.conf and changed the DocumentRoot directive to:
>>     DocumentRoot "G:/tees"
>>which is my development directory.  (That directory contains index.htm and
>>several other web pages.)   But now, when I try to browse
>>, I get the familiar "Forbidden: You don't have permission
>>to access / on this server."
>>I've checked everything I can think of related to permissions and security,
>>and I don't know what the problem is.  Any suggestions?  Thanks in advance.

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