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From "Victor Trac" <victor.t...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: [users@httpd] Alias directive not being honored
Date Thu, 26 Apr 2007 15:24:07 GMT
This may be a long shot, but have you tried getting rid of the
trailing slashes?  e.g.:

Alias /news /path/to/codebase/newsletters

--Victor

On 4/26/07, Nikolai Lusan <nikolai.lusan@hitwise.com> wrote:
> Greetings,
>
> 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 http://mysite.com/news/filename.html 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
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