Old 11th August 2010, 19:42
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Default Apache Alias Gives 403 Error

Hey all, Im currently having an issue with Apache Alias directives.

When inserting into website options the regular:

Alias /webmail /var/www/mail
<Directory /var/www/mail>
Options Indexes FollowSymlinks MultiViews Includes
Order allow,deny
Allow from all

Browsing to mydomain/webmail I get a 403 forbidden error.

This is strange because I tested this a long time ago and it used to work, permissions for the /mail folder is 777 along with all files inside.

I tested moving the /mail folder to /var/www/mydomain/web/ and changed the Alias accordingly and it works fine. Is it possible to store the alias target outside your web directory to get it to work?
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Old 12th August 2010, 14:00
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Did you check Apache's error log when you got the 403?
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Old 12th August 2010, 20:24
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nothing is being logged as an error from the alias, I did a complete server rebuild for fun and its exactly the same

Edit, not to worry, its a permissions problem

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