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From "Daniel Reinhardt" <>
Subject Re: [users@httpd] User Directories On FreeBSD 8.0-RELEASE
Date Sat, 13 Feb 2010 20:30:27 GMT

From: "Programmer In Training" <>
Sent: 13 February, 2010 14:21
To: <>
Subject: Re: [users@httpd] User Directories On FreeBSD 8.0-RELEASE

On 02/13/10 08:02, Eric Covener wrote:
> On Sat, Feb 13, 2010 at 8:05 AM, Programmer In Training
> <> wrote:
>> On 02/13/10 05:16, Daniel Reinhardt wrote:
>> I still get 403 Forbidden. the public_html
>> directory in question has user and group ownership equal to the owner of
>> the login. Do I need to change that for apache (which is running as
>> daemon.daemon)?
> What does the error log say, and can the apache user read/execute all
> the directories from the root directory to the public_html/ ?

The error log says:

[Sat Feb 13 08:15:33 2010] [error] [client] client denied by
server configuration: /home/$USER/public_html/

The httpd-userdir.conf file tells it:


There is nothing in httpd.conf to tell it to look in
/home/$USER/public_html/ (on FreeBSD /home/ is a symlink to /usr/home/)

Is there an option I need to set at compile time for this behavior
(which apparently is standard for FreeBSD)? Or is there another config
option I need to set first?
Yours In Christ,

Emails are not formal business letters, whatever businesses may want.


Change the indicated line to reflect /home/$user/

I have used FreeBSD, and there is no symlink to APache to /usr/home.  In fact, I 
do not think that /usr/home even exists unless you create it.  The only UNix OS 
I have used where /home is any other place is solaris and that's located in 


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