Bug 380

Summary: Apache 403 Forbidden on /home Symlink
Product: [Retired] Red Hat Linux Reporter: harterd
Component: apacheAssignee: David Lawrence <dkl>
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Last Closed: 1998-12-10 16:58:04 UTC Type: ---
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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

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?


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.