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Bug 380 - Apache 403 Forbidden on /home Symlink
Summary: Apache 403 Forbidden on /home Symlink
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Status: CLOSED NOTABUG
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: apache
Version: 5.2
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
medium
medium
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: David Lawrence
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TreeView+ depends on / blocked
 
Reported: 1998-12-10 16:27 UTC by harterd
Modified: 2008-05-01 15:37 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 1998-12-10 16:58:04 UTC


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Description harterd 1998-12-10 16:27:18 UTC
I have /home symlinked to /usr/home, and all pages were
"403 Forbidden".  After changing access.conf:

<Directory />
#Options None
Options FollowSymLinks
AllowOverride None
</Directory>

Things now work.  Was this the proper change?  Should I have
changed the directory from / to /usr?  Maybe a change in the
RPM to check for symlinks on /home would be a good idea?

Thanks.

Dan Harter

Comment 1 David Lawrence 1998-12-10 16:58:59 UTC
You alleviated the problem correctly. This is not a change for the rpm
package as much as just a apache configuration issue. Although it is
probably better to leave only /home accessible from outside due to
possible security concerns with having / as being open.


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