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From "Joshua Slive" <>
Subject Re: [users@httpd] alias directive
Date Sun, 10 Sep 2006 01:25:07 GMT
On 9/9/06, chipmonkeys <> wrote:
> Hello,
> 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.

Exactly.  So this isn't a filesystems permissions problem.  It is a
problem with your apache config.  You probably need something like

<Directory /full/path/to/target/of/alias/>
Order allow,deny
Allow from all


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