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From David Hampson <dhamp...@pullman.com>
Subject config/7542: FollowSymLinks - Doesn't
Date Sun, 08 Apr 2001 19:28:42 GMT

>Number:         7542
>Category:       config
>Synopsis:       FollowSymLinks - Doesn't
>Confidential:   no
>Severity:       non-critical
>Priority:       medium
>Responsible:    apache
>State:          open
>Class:          sw-bug
>Submitter-Id:   apache
>Arrival-Date:   Sun Apr 08 12:30:00 PDT 2001
>Originator:     dhampson@pullman.com
>Release:        1.3.14
Darwin localhost 1.3 Darwin Kernel Version 1.3: Thu Mar  1 06:56:40 PST 2001; root:xnu/xnu-123.5.obj~1/RELEASE_PPC
 Power Macintosh powerpc
Create a user account, http://localhost/~user/  From the user's default directory "Sites"
on my machine, create a link to another directory belonging to user (ln -s ~/Documents/Humor
in my example)  When I open the web browser to http://localhost/~user, I see the contents
or the "Sites" directory, but the link to "Humor" responds with Error 403.

Note, I can follow links from http://localhost/ to directories located on a completely different
hard drive.

Here is the contents of user.conf:
<Directory "/Users/dave/">
    Options Indexes Multiviews FollowSymLinks
    AllowOverride None
    Order allow,deny
    Allow from all

I have tried all sorts of combination of chmod and chgrp on the problem directories, but apache
still won't follow.

I posted this problem on Apple's discussion board.  One person replied saying he tried to
do what I wanted, and could not do it either.  He claimed to spend an hour trying.

I found several other similar situations in the bug reports here, but no solutions.  One stated
that if any <directory> does not have Options FollowSymLinks, then apache won't, but
I can't find anything missing.
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