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From Shane Arnold <>
Subject [users@httpd] Vista Ultimate - 403 Forbidden by Options directive
Date Sun, 18 Mar 2007 15:57:34 GMT
Hi Guys,

Just experimenting with Vista + Apache 2.2 (works fine in debian, oh the 

Anyway, httpd is fine, virtualhosts is fine, I just seem to be stuck 
with some random problem regarding permissions. I can list the "It 
Works!" file using the default apache configuration. Great!

A sample of my virtualhosts entries is below;

<VirtualHost *:80>
<Directory /www/docs/ftp>
    Options FollowSymLinks
    AllowOverride None
    Order deny,allow
    Allow from all
    DocumentRoot /www/docs/ftp
    ErrorLog logs/
    CustomLog logs/ common

Have I done this right? Error logs show the following;

[Sun Mar 18 23:53:15 2007] [error] [client] Directory 
index forbidden by Options directive: C:/www/docs/ftp/

Every single Options directive I could find is set to order allow,deny - 
allow all. As you can see I have set the relevant <Directory> directive 
for the virtualhost too (the path is correct and contains a basic txt 

Is Vista doing something stupid with itspermissions?

Any ideas? Need any more info just ask :)

 - Shane Arnold

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