Bug 380 - Apache 403 Forbidden on /home Symlink
Apache 403 Forbidden on /home Symlink
Status: CLOSED NOTABUG
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: apache (Show other bugs)
5.2
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: David Lawrence
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Reported: 1998-12-10 11:27 EST by harterd
Modified: 2008-05-01 11:37 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 1998-12-10 11:58:04 EST
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Description harterd 1998-12-10 11:27:18 EST
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 11:58:59 EST
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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