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From Leam Hall <>
Subject Re: [users@httpd] Trouble-shooting Apache 2.2 Alias
Date Sat, 27 Oct 2018 11:29:33 GMT
The only fix seems to be making the "<Directory />" more open than we 
want. It seems like Apache can't handle a more open sub-directory than 
whatever is allowed for the root directory.

On 10/26/18 5:34 AM, Leam Hall wrote:
> Hey Gillis, I set the log level to debug and all it said was that the 
> server configuration prevented the operation. One line.
> What we have done so far is set the "Directory /" to "Order deny,allow" 
> and then "Deny from all", and then set "Order allow,deny" and "Allow 
> from all" on the Alias. So the Alias should be more open than the base.
> When we put the index.html page at the DocumentRoot (/var/www/html) it 
> is viewable.
> The other test I did was to use a non-security "fixed" httpd.conf file, 
> add the "Alias" and "Directory" stanza at the end, and test. The 
> index.html could be seen then.
> Since I did the editing of the httpd.conf file, I own fixing the issue. 
> Appreciate any guidance you can give.
> Thanks!
> Leam
> On 10/26/18 5:23 AM, Gillis J. de Nijs wrote:
>> For any troubleshooting, your starting point should be the error log. 
>> It usually explains pretty well why something is forbidden.
>> On Thu, Oct 25, 2018 at 9:52 PM Leam Hall < 
>> <>> wrote:
>>     Following the Alias docs
>>     ( and
>>     it's not working. Debug is turned on and i know some security stuff
>>     has been done to the config. Since mod_alias is still there, what
>>     else could prevent an Alias from getting a "Forbidden".
>>     If I take an unmodified config file, tack on the alias, it works.
>>     Leam

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