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From "Urijah Kaplan" <>
Subject Re: [users@httpd] Re: apache/linux newbie has Test Page that won't die
Date Thu, 08 Feb 2007 23:56:00 GMT
That worked! I restarted (I didn't know I had to do that--when am I
supposed to restart?) and the folder from /home/<my name>/public_html
popped up. Seizing the opportunity, I put in my website there
(changing the default.htm to index.html) and it worked! So, this
experience leaves me with a few questions

1.When should I know to restart the server?
2. Why aren't the pages being served from /var/www/html/ like the
DocumentRoot says? Is there another configuration file that's
overriding it somewhere?
3) Why can't I use default.htm (not a big deal obviously)
4) Since I clearly don't know what I'm doing, what would be a good
resource/book to use to teach me more about Apache/Linux?

Thank you so much to everyone that helped!

           --Urijah Kaplan

On 2/8/07, Sander Temme <> wrote:
> On Feb 8, 2007, at 2:50 PM, Urijah Kaplan wrote:
> > 208.109dot216.147
>  curl -i
> HTTP/1.1 403 Forbidden
> Date: Thu, 08 Feb 2007 22:56:45 GMT
> Server: Apache/2.0.52 (CentOS)
> Accept-Ranges: bytes
> Content-Length: 5044
> Connection: close
> Content-Type: text/html; charset=UTF-8
> <!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.1//EN" "
> TR/xhtml11/DTD/xhtml11.dtd">
>         <head>
>                 <title>Apache HTTP Server Test Page powered by
> CentOS</title>
> (...)
> As you can see, the actual response you get is a 403 Forbidden.  This
> is the way Red Hat and its derivatives serve the default test page:
> in absence of an actual /var/www/html/index.html, Apache would serve
> the directory index, which is forbidden by /etc/httpd/conf.d/
> welcome.conf.  The corresponding line in the error log file is:
> [Tue Jan 16 11:40:08 2007] [error] [client] Directory
> index forbidden by rule: /var/www/html/
> You say that you commented out the welcome.conf stuff (and restarted
> Apache, right?), and yet you are still sending out 403s.  What error
> log entries are you getting when you try to access / on your server?
> S.
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