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From Frank Gingras <francois.ging...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: [users@httpd] '403 forbidden' when trying to serve index.html
Date Thu, 15 Jul 2010 00:26:24 GMT


On 07/14/2010 08:21 PM, Bennett Haselton wrote:
> At 05:06 PM 7/14/2010, Frank Gingras wrote:
>
>
>> On 07/14/2010 08:01 PM, Bennett Haselton wrote:
>>> A consultant is giving me instructions for compiling a second copy of
>>> Apache on my server to listen on a different port from the main Apache.
>>> The second copy resides under /root/httpd, the httpd.conf file contains
>>> the line
>>>
>>> DocumentRoot "/root/httpd/htdocs"
>>>
>>> so I assume that attempting to browse
>>> http://66.148.71.117:8080/index.html should attempt to load the contents
>>> of /root/httpd/htdocs/index.html. (This webserver is set to listen on
>>> port 8080 so as not to conflict with the main webserver.)
>>>
>>> However, http://66.148.71.117:8080/index.html gives "403 Forbidden" and
>>> we can't figure out why. Here's what I know:
>>>
>>> "ps auwx | grep httpd" shows several instances of:
>>>
>>> apache 4585 1.0 1.7 30656 17932 ? S 14:59 1:11 /usr/sbin/httpd
>>> (the main webserver that was originally on the machine)
>>>
>>> and several instances of:
>>>
>>> daemon 7199 0.0 0.1 4700 1992 ? S 16:56 0:00 /root/httpd/bin/httpd -k
>>> start
>>>
>>> which is the test Apache. The permissions on
>>> /root/httpd/htdocs/index.html are:
>>>
>>> [root@sls-ec5p18 bin]# ls -l /root/httpd/htdocs/index.html
>>> -rw-r--r-- 1 daemon root 53 Jul 13 11:41 /root/httpd/htdocs/index.html
>>> [root@sls-ec5p18 bin]#
>>>
>>> (that was after I changed ownership of the file to the "daemon" user to
>>> see if that would enable Apache to read it, but it didn't).
>>>
>>> and selinux is disabled:
>>>
>>> [root@sls-ec5p18 bin]# sestatus
>>> SELinux status: disabled
>>>
>>> Since index.html is world-readable, *and* in fact owned by the user
>>> "daemon" (the same user that this custom build of Apache is running
>>> under), any idea why index.html would be bringing up '403 forbidden'?
>>>
>>> -Bennett
>>>
>>>
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>>
>> How about the entry from the error log, first?
>>
>> Frank.
>
> That just says:
>
> [Wed Jul 14 17:17:17 2010] [error] [client 71.112.32.149] (13)Permission
> denied: access to /index.html denied
>
> -Bennett
>
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Bennet,

Please read :

http://wiki.apache.org/httpd/13PermissionDenied

Frank.

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