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Old 08-31-2004, 01:23 AM   #1
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Apache and multiple UserDir errors

I was currently trying to setup a small webserver using Apaches UserDir settings and I ran into a problem were it would only work for one user and the second user would get a forbidden page... I was wondering if anyone nows/can help me with this problem....
Here are some snipplets of the httpd.conf file:
<IfModule mod_userdir.c>
    # UserDir is disabled by default since it can confirm the presence
    # of a username on the system (depending on home directory
    # permissions).
    UserDir disable root
    UserDir enabled jeremiah panda

    # To enable requests to /~user/ to serve the user's public_html
    # directory, remove the "UserDir disable" line above, and uncomment
    # the following line instead:
    UserDir /home/*/.home

/****** I wasn't exactly sure hwo to set this section of code up proberly ******/
Alias /~jeremiah "/home/jeremiah/.home/"
Alias /~panda "/home/panda/.home/"
<Directory "/home/*/.home">
    AllowOverride FileInfo AuthConfig Limit
    Options MultiViews Indexes SymLinksIfOwnerMatch IncludesNoExec
        Order allow,deny
        Allow from all
    <LimitExcept GET POST OPTIONS>
        Order deny,allow
        Deny from all
And the errors from the log file are:
[Tue Aug 31 01:45:48 2004] [error] [client] (13)Permission denied: access to /~panda/ denied
[Tue Aug 31 01:45:57 2004] [error] [client] (13)Permission denied: access to /~panda denied
[Tue Aug 31 01:46:02 2004] [error] [client] (13)Permission denied: access to /~panda denied
[Tue Aug 31 01:47:19 2004] [error] [client] (13)Permission denied: access to /~panda denied
[Tue Aug 31 01:48:07 2004] [error] [client] (13)Permission denied: access to /~panda denied
[Tue Aug 31 01:59:11 2004] [error] [client] (13)Permission denied: access to /~panda/ denied
now I am not sure if I set the premissions and such correctly for this setup but heres how the users and such were setup:
user jeremiah was setup with a UserID of 711
user panda was setup with a UserID of 712
they are both setup to be members of the servers apache group.
Also I was wondering if some one could clarify the relationship between the userid 711 and the UserDir settings. Thanks in advance.
Old 08-31-2004, 04:43 AM   #2
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Is this with apache1 or 2?

I've messed a little with 2, and I dont think you need those aliases, and I suggest you check the permissions of /home/panda/.home.
I dont think the users need to be members of the apache group, and also think you should have your User_Dir section as:

UserDir disabled
UserDir enabled jeremiah panda
UserDir .home
Old 08-31-2004, 04:14 PM   #3
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it is apache 2

I tried what you suggested and Apache failed to reload, I got this in the error log:
[Tue Aug 31 17:20:22 2004] [notice] LDAP: Built with OpenLDAP LDAP SDK
[Tue Aug 31 17:20:22 2004] [notice] LDAP: SSL support unavailable
[Tue Aug 31 17:20:22 2004] [crit] (28)No space left on device: mod_rewrite: could not create rewrite_log_lock
Configuration Failed
I do not know why it is saying there is no space left on the device when there is still 2 gigs of free space.

The permission as set as 755 as it says in the Manual...

Last edited by bai_design; 08-31-2004 at 04:25 PM.


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