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Subject [Httpd Wiki] Update of "Errors/ClientDeniedByServerConfiguration" by pctony
Date Mon, 16 Oct 2006 22:50:26 GMT
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The following page has been changed by pctony:

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copied from ebp-moin

New page:
= Client denied by server configuration =
Access was denied by a deny directive.  This means that the access to the directory on the
hard disk was denied by an Apache configuration.  [[BR]] This could be due to an expliciy
deny directive being set, or more likely a folder that is outside of the documentroot is being

A few possible reasons to cause this entry to be recorded in your !ErrorLog

 * If you changed the !DocumentRoot, also change the <Directory> Block from the old
root, to the new folder.
 * You need a <Directory> block for every folder outside of your !DocumentRoot, i.e.
your cgi-bin folder.
 * You need a <Directory> or <Location> block for every Alias.
To fix this problem, look at the line in your !ErrorLog, and it will show you the folder it
is trying to access.   [[BR]] You will now need to add a <Directory> block in your Apache
configuration file.  See the example below for folder /usr/local/awstats/htdocs

<Directory /usr/local/awstats/htdocs>
  Order allow,deny
  Allow from all
This directory block will allow Apache to serve files from this location, to any incoming

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