Discussion in 'Server Operation' started by entertheraptor, Dec 26, 2010.

  1. entertheraptor

    entertheraptor New Member

    OK, maybe if I post this as a new thread I might stand a better chance of getting a response.

    I have set up a home based server following "The Perfect Server Ubuntu 10.10 [ISPConfig 3]" guide. Since then I installed Roundcube Webmail in /var/www/mail and after some initial instillation problems everything works fine. I can access my Roundcube Webmail locally through 192.168.x.x/mail and like I said all works fine.

    What I want to do is access my Roundcube Webmail through the internet at "" was set up with ISPConfig 3 so it's physical location on the server is /var/www/clients/client1/web1/web or /var/www/

    The first method that was suggested to me was to create a file /etc/apache2/conf.d/roundcube.conf with the following content,

    Alias /mailbox /var/www/mail
    <Directory /var/www/mail>
    php_admin_value open_basedir /var/www/mail
    AllowOverride All
    Order allow,deny
    Allow from all

    Theory being that Roundcube could then be accessed from any domain on the server by appending /mailbox to the domain name. Using this method when I go to I get "Internal Server Error 500".

    I repaced this method with a symlink created in the directory using the command "ln -s /var/www/mail" which appears to have created the symlink just fine and when I use the command "ls -l" in that directory the symlink appears to point to /var/www/mail but when I go to I am again greeted with the "Error 500".

    Help please.
  2. entertheraptor

    entertheraptor New Member

    OK, now things are really screwed up!

    I went back to using the file /etc/apache2/conf.d/roundcube.conf as described above and was still getting the error 500. Whether it was a good idea or not I decided to change this file to point to the squirrelmail instillation instead to see if that worked figuring it may give me some indication as to whether the problem was with roundcube (or something associated) itself or with the roundcube.conf file.

    When I changed the roundcube.conf file to point to the squirrelmail instillation what happened was when I went to "" the browser (Chrome) downloaded the index.php file in the squirrelmail directory instead of opening it.

    So I changed the roundcube.conf file back to it's original settings (pointing to /var/www/mail) expecting it to go back to throwing a 500 error and it still downloads the squirrelmail index.php.

    This behavior has continued after refreshing the browser, restarting apache and even rebooting the server.

    I'm now at a complete loss.

    I got past this (or something did, still not sure how) and now we are back to getting the error 500. I have searched through error logs and the only thing I could find was in /var/log/ispconfig/httpd/ which reported as follows...

    [Mon Dec 27 21:19:58 2010] [error] [client] SoftException in Application.cpp:221: File "/var/www/mail/index.php" is not in document root of Vhost "/var/www/"

    ...and that's all she wrote!

    Some assistance with this issue would be greatly appreciated.
    Last edited: Dec 27, 2010

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