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From "chipmonkeys" <>
Subject [users@httpd] alias directive
Date Sat, 09 Sep 2006 22:16:27 GMT

I've downloaded and installed the latest version of Apache on my PC, so I 
can learn to use PHP and MySQL.

I've entered http://localhost/  in my browser and get the "It works".

In testing the alias directive I've included in the config file, the browser 
opens a page with "You are not authorized to view this page. You might not 
have permission to view this directory or page using the credentials you 
supplied....HTTP Error 403 - Forbidden".

An error log advises "client denied by server configuration".

I've read the FAQ section but have no idea what the following means.

"A Permission denied error in the error_log, accompanied by a Forbidden 
message to the client usually indicates a problem with your filesystem 
permissions, rather than a problem in the Apache HTTP Server configuration 
files. Check to make sure that the User and Group running the child 
processes has adequate permission to access the files in question. Also 
check that the directory and all parent directories are at least searchable 
for that user and group (i.e., chmod +x)."

The first sentence in this FAQ statement seems to conflict with the error 
log statement. I'm also do not know anything about filesystem permissions 
and how to rectify that.

Any step by step help is appreciated.


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