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From James Godrej <>
Subject Re: [users@httpd] permissions problem on my webserver
Date Fri, 04 Feb 2011 16:36:20 GMT

----- Original Message ----
From: Joost de Heer <>
Sent: Fri, 4 February, 2011 8:47:44 PM
Subject: Re: [users@httpd] permissions problem on my webserver

On Fri, February 4, 2011 16:08, James Godrej wrote:

> when I go to a browser then rather than seeing the index page what I see
> is the
> directory starts getting downloaded.(Now I see a permissions denied error)
> "You don't have permission to access / on this server."

> What should I do in this situation?

Add the proper DirectoryIndex


Yes this came to my mind also so I did the new vhost configuration as 
<VirtualHost *:80>
        ServerAdmin webmaster@localhost

        DocumentRoot /var/www
        <Directory /var/www>
        DirectoryIndex index.html index.php
        Options Indexes FollowSymLinks

        ErrorLog /var/log/apache2/error.log

        # Possible values include: debug, info, notice, warn, error, crit,
        # alert, emerg.
        LogLevel warn

        CustomLog /var/log/apache2/access.log combined

but this still did not helped.

I checked this link also
I tried in vhost above 
Options +Indexes FollowSymLinks
but this also did not helped me much.
Any more suggestions?

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