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From s...@hackvan.com
Subject Re: general/1402: Relative Symlinks are handled improperly
Date Fri, 14 Nov 1997 08:10:01 GMT
The following reply was made to PR general/1402; it has been noted by GNATS.

From: stig@hackvan.com
To: Dean Gaudet <dgaudet@arctic.org>
Cc: apbugs@hyperreal.org, Stig@hackvan.com
Subject: Re: general/1402: Relative Symlinks are handled improperly
Date: 14 Nov 1997 08:01:49 -0000

 > I just wrote:
 >
 > I was really tired...and even more tired of trying to figure out why
 > FollowSymLinks wasn't working.
 > 
 > I have some related weirdness which I'll include in another reply.
 
 WEIRD ITEM #1:
 
 Indexing a directory that contains symlinks causes spurious logging of file
 access failures.  There is no attempt to access the files themselves,
 therefore the logging seems erroneous.
 
 
   -- stig@JATO.hackvan.com -- /var/log/httpd >> htcat http://hackvan.com/pub/stig/funny/rants/
   GET http://hackvan.com/pub/stig/funny/rants/ HTTP/1.0
   
   HTTP/1.1 200 OK
   Date: Fri, 14 Nov 1997 07:31:58 GMT
   Server: Apache/1.2.4
   Connection: close
   Content-Type: text/html
   
   <HTML><HEAD>
   <TITLE>Index of /pub/stig/funny/rants</TITLE>
   </HEAD><BODY>
   <H1>Index of /pub/stig/funny/rants</H1>
   <PRE><IMG SRC="/icons/blank.gif" ALT="     "> Name                   Last modified
    Size  Description
   <HR>
   <IMG SRC="/icons/back.gif" ALT="[DIR]"> <A HREF="/pub/stig/funny/">Parent Directory</A>
      03-Nov-97 16:35      -  
   <IMG SRC="/icons/unknown.gif" ALT="[   ]"> <A HREF="clumsy-morning-coffee">clumsy-morning-coffee</A>
 26-Jan-97 22:14     5k  
   <IMG SRC="/icons/unknown.gif" ALT="[   ]"> <A HREF="hermann-hates-chains">hermann-hates-chains</A>
  27-Oct-96 12:16    10k  
   <IMG SRC="/icons/unknown.gif" ALT="[   ]"> <A HREF="hermann-hates-communication">hermann-hates-communi..</A>11-Oct-96
08:52     8k  
   <IMG SRC="/icons/unknown.gif" ALT="[   ]"> <A HREF="hermann-hates-dogs">hermann-hates-dogs</A>
    09-Aug-96 08:05    11k  
   <IMG SRC="/icons/unknown.gif" ALT="[   ]"> <A HREF="hermann-hates-getting-old">hermann-hates-getting..</A>30-Sep-96
12:10     9k  
   <IMG SRC="/icons/unknown.gif" ALT="[   ]"> <A HREF="hermann-hates-mainstream-music">hermann-hates-mainstr..</A>24-Nov-96
10:02     6k  
   <IMG SRC="/icons/unknown.gif" ALT="[   ]"> <A HREF="hermann-hates-neighbors">hermann-hates-neighbors</A>10-Feb-97
15:36     8k  
   <IMG SRC="/icons/unknown.gif" ALT="[   ]"> <A HREF="hermann-hates-the-drug-war">hermann-hates-the-dru..</A>19-Mar-97
15:40    14k  
   <IMG SRC="/icons/unknown.gif" ALT="[   ]"> <A HREF="hermann-hates-the-movies">hermann-hates-the-mov..</A>13-Sep-96
09:58    11k  
   <IMG SRC="/icons/unknown.gif" ALT="[   ]"> <A HREF="hermann-loves-a-few-things-too">hermann-loves-a-few-t..</A>11-Feb-97
22:36    12k  
   </PRE></BODY></HTML>
   -- stig@JATO.hackvan.com -- /var/log/httpd >> jato.hackvan.com - - [13/Nov/1997:23:31:58
-0800] "GET http://hackvan.com/pub/stig/funny/rants/ HTTP/1.0" 200 1667
   
   ==> /var/log/httpd/errors.hackvan <==
   [Thu Nov 13 23:31:58 1997] access to /u/ftp/pub//stig/funny/rants/hermann-hates-chains
failed for jato.hackvan.com, reason: Symbolic link not allowed
   [Thu Nov 13 23:31:58 1997] access to /u/ftp/pub//stig/funny/rants/hermann-hates-communication
failed for jato.hackvan.com, reason: Symbolic link not allowed
   [Thu Nov 13 23:31:58 1997] access to /u/ftp/pub//stig/funny/rants/hermann-hates-dogs failed
for jato.hackvan.com, reason: Symbolic link not allowed
   [Thu Nov 13 23:31:58 1997] access to /u/ftp/pub//stig/funny/rants/hermann-hates-getting-old
failed for jato.hackvan.com, reason: Symbolic link not allowed
   [Thu Nov 13 23:31:58 1997] access to /u/ftp/pub//stig/funny/rants/hermann-hates-mainstream-music
failed for jato.hackvan.com, reason: Symbolic link not allowed
   [Thu Nov 13 23:31:58 1997] access to /u/ftp/pub//stig/funny/rants/hermann-hates-neighbors
failed for jato.hackvan.com, reason: Symbolic link not allowed
   [Thu Nov 13 23:31:58 1997] access to /u/ftp/pub//stig/funny/rants/hermann-hates-the-drug-war
failed for jato.hackvan.com, reason: Symbolic link not allowed
   [Thu Nov 13 23:31:58 1997] access to /u/ftp/pub//stig/funny/rants/hermann-hates-the-movies
failed for jato.hackvan.com, reason: Symbolic link not allowed
   [Thu Nov 13 23:31:58 1997] access to /u/ftp/pub//stig/funny/rants/hermann-loves-a-few-things-too
failed for jato.hackvan.com, reason: Symbolic link not allowed
   htcat http://hackvan.com/pub/stig/funny/rants/hermann-hates-neighbors

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