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From James Godrej <>
Subject Re: [users@httpd] permissions problem on my webserver
Date Fri, 04 Feb 2011 17:12:55 GMT

----- Original Message ----
From: James Godrej <>
Sent: Fri, 4 February, 2011 10:06:20 PM
Subject: Re: [users@httpd] permissions problem on my webserver

----- 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?

I further want some thing to this situation

Here is apache log when I access the site on machine where it actually is as 
http://localhost - - [04/Feb/2011:22:18:29 +0530] "GET 
/ilias/templates/default/images/ButtonsBack.gif HTTP/1.1" 304 - 
"http://localhost/ilias/templates/default/delos.css" "Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux 
i686; en-US; rv: Gecko/2009033100 Ubuntu/9.04 (jaunty) Firefox/3.0.8"

but when I do

I do not see any entry in /var/log/apache2/access.log . The most surprising part 
of this problem is I have installed Ubuntu in a Vmware running on a Laptop. So 
no question of gateway etc.The IP of Guest Ubuntu is and that of 
host Ubuntu is

Any more suggestions?

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