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From Nikolai Lusan <>
Subject [users@httpd] Alias directive not being honored
Date Thu, 26 Apr 2007 02:02:25 GMT

Not sure if anyone has seen anything similar to this one ...

I have a number of Alias directives in place to allow access to files in
a part of the filesystem outside the DocumentRoot. However one of these
has mysteriously stopped working and it is produceing 404 errors on the
alias under the webroot ...

I have a setup like this in the VirtualHost

DocumentRoot /path/to/codebase/public_html
Alias /news/ /path/to/codebase/newsletters/

When a request is made to the error
log is repoting:
File does not exist: /path/to/codebase/public_html/news 

The odd thing is that the Alias was working one morning then after some
changes to configuration (adding some mod_rewrite rules) this one Alias
out of and existing four ceased to function as designed. I have checked
permissions are still fine on the directory being pointed to, and it is
covered by a Directory directing in the upper level apache.conf file.
There are no conflicting rewrite rules or redirects that could be in
conflict with the Alias directive ....

Does anyone have an idea what could be causing this issue?

Running apache 2.0 on Debian Sarge.
Nikolai Lusan
Systems Administrator

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