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From Serge Storozhevvykh <...@greesco.org>
Subject general/7472: httpd doesn't follow symlink if it's called `doc'
Date Tue, 27 Mar 2001 15:59:46 GMT

>Number:         7472
>Category:       general
>Synopsis:       httpd doesn't follow symlink if it's called `doc'
>Confidential:   no
>Severity:       non-critical
>Priority:       medium
>Responsible:    apache
>State:          open
>Quarter:        
>Keywords:       
>Date-Required:
>Class:          sw-bug
>Submitter-Id:   apache
>Arrival-Date:   Tue Mar 27 08:00:00 PST 2001
>Closed-Date:
>Last-Modified:
>Originator:     svs@greesco.org
>Release:        1.3.12
>Organization:
apache
>Environment:
RH 6.2 + updates
Linux twin.inet 2.2.12-20smp #1 SMP Mon Sep 27 10:34:45 EDT 1999 i686 unknown
>Description:
Standard RH installation out of the box, then applied all available updates at that moment.
-------------------------------------------
DocumentRoot "/home/httpd/html"
<Directory />
    Options FollowSymLinks
    AllowOverride None
</Directory>
<Directory "/home/httpd/html">
Options Indexes Includes FollowSymLinks
AllowOverride None
Order allow,deny
    Allow from all
</Directory>
-------------------------------------------
ls -la /home/httpd/html
drwxrwxr-x    2 root     manager      1024 Mar 27 19:42 .
drwxr-xr-x    6 root     root         1024 Mar  4 13:15 ..
lrwxrwxrwx    1 root     root            8 Mar 27 19:41 doc -> /usr/doc

Attempt to access http://twin.inet/ everything is OK.
Attempt to access http://twin.inet/doc/ - Forbidden
You don't have permission to access /doc/ on this server.

If I rename symlink `doc' to anything else everything works
mv /home/httpd/html/doc /home/httpd/html/Documentation (or /home/httpd/html/aaa)
and the server allows access.
>How-To-Repeat:
No, this server is in my private network not connected to the internet.
>Fix:
No ideas.
>Release-Note:
>Audit-Trail:
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