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From James Godrej <>
Subject [users@httpd] permissions problem on my webserver
Date Fri, 04 Feb 2011 15:08:15 GMT
I just installed lamp on Ubuntu 10.04.
So all files are default and when I check http://localhost
I see the index page of Ubuntu which says It works!!
So upto here the installation was very smooth.
Now comes the problem I download a lms known as ilias from web 
and put it in /var/www extract it so it is some thing now


root@james:/var/www# ls -l
total 4
drwxr-xr-x 15 www-data www-data 4096 2010-06-14 22:05 ilias

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."

Following is my vhost 

<VirtualHost *:80>
        ServerAdmin webmaster@localhost
        DocumentRoot /var/www
        ErrorLog /var/log/apache2/error.log
        LogLevel warn
        CustomLog /var/log/apache2/access.log combined

and following line I see in log - - [04/Feb/2011:20:31:08 +0530] "GET / HTTP/1.1" 403 261 "-" 
"Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux x86_64; en-US; rv: Gecko/20101027 
Ubuntu/10.04 (lucid) Firefox/3.6.12"

and in error.log 

[Fri Feb 04 20:30:23 2011] [error] [client] Directory index 
forbidden by Options directive: /var/www/
[Fri Feb 04 20:31:08 2011] [error] [client] Directory index 
forbidden by Options directive: /var/www/

What should I do in this situation?

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