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Old 01-31-2003, 07:17 AM   #1
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apache 403 error forbidden?


Hello,

I just noticed that my website is denying access to everyone including myself in directories below the document root. It started doing this a few hours ago. I swear I didn't touch httpd.conf, and I haven't messed with the permissions. Even if i had they are the same as the files in the document root which are getting served just fine.

Why is my server possessed?
 
Old 01-31-2003, 07:27 AM   #2
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Why is my server possessed?
It's a Baron Samedi thing.
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Old 01-31-2003, 07:32 AM   #3
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You didn't touch anything, it worked 5 hours ago, and doesn't work now? Just wanna clarify this...

Check your crons. See if something got "updated" without you doing it. Roll over the httpd.conf and see if anything sticks out (if it does, that's definitely wierd, especially if you didn't do it). Try stopping and restarting apache:
apachectl restart OR
apachectl stop
apachectl start

That is really very odd... Is it a permissions thing? Have you changed any permissions? Did an "updatedb" do something to some symlinks?

Just tossin out some ideas...

Cool
 
Old 01-31-2003, 07:42 AM   #4
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Sorry all, I'm an idiot. By saying "I didn't change anything", what I meant was "I didn't change anything except for the permissions of the directories leading to the files below the document root"

Jeez, I did that yesterday morning, you'd think someone would send an email...

To make a short story long, I was trying to make my server more secure and whatnot by making a group from which I could administer and edit the webpages from my user account, so I used some "chmod 664 *" wildcards to do the whole directory at once, including the subdirectories. I forgot that you need the execute bit to open a directory.

Sorry for the uproar...
 
Old 01-31-2003, 07:47 AM   #5
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Sweet, at least now you know

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