add new subdomain with redirect type L fails when redirect path is /home/

Discussion in 'Installation/Configuration' started by finn, Jul 8, 2010.

  1. finn

    finn New Member

    Hi there.

    Run into a problem I have replicated on two separate installs.

    I add a new subdomain for a website, and set

    host: home
    Redirect Type: L
    Redirect path: /home/
    Active: checked
    Browsing to the subdomain then gives me a 403

    You don't have permission to access / on this server.
    Additionally, a 403 Forbidden error was encountered while trying to use an ErrorDocument to handle the request.
    I try the exact same settings with other names of subdomain and folders which work just fine.

    Is this picking up on the 'home' keyword as it is potentially a system path? Am I missing something obvious?
  2. till

    till Super Moderator


    What you can try is to use either "home/" without a / at the beginning or the full path like /var/www/clients/client5/web3/web/home/
  3. finn

    finn New Member

    Hi Till.

    Thanks for your quick reply.

    I had already tried that, and it throws an error:


    Invalid redirect path. Valid redirects are for example: /test/ or http://www.domain.tld/test/

    Adding the full URL for the "Redirect Path" does seem to work, but then the L flag seems not to be respected, and the browser is forwarded to the http://www.domain.tld/home/ rather than staying on http://home.domain.tld/

    This also seems to happen for any subdomain named with a root system folder name (etc, var, home). Further, creating a folder in the root with the name 'subdomain' triggers the same behaviour for any subdomains called 'subdomain'. This could cause issues, if many clients had a subdomain 'mail' and one day we created a root folder called 'mail' - it could get very messy.

    Is this a bug? Should I report it on the bugtracker?

    Many thanks.

  4. till

    till Super Moderator

    Thats the normal behaviour of the apache webserver. Its not relkated to ispconfig, ispconfig is just a frontend which makes it easier to edit apache files.
  5. till

    till Super Moderator

    Just as a note, if you want to have a subdomain that has its own directory, you normally create a website in ispconfig for this subdomain and not a redirect.
  6. Polk

    Polk HowtoForge Supporter

    When I add a subdomain, what does ispconfig3 do? where does it create? I dont see where to upload files. DNS records are set.
  7. till

    till Super Moderator

    A subdomain is a vhost alias, it does not has a separate directory.

    As I mentioned above, if you want to have a separate directory, create a new website.
  8. Polk

    Polk HowtoForge Supporter

    aaaaaaah. I see. I didn't get it even after reading a few times.

    thank you very much for your patience and details.

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