[SOLVED] Apache 403 file permission error when accesing a symlink file (CentOS 6.3)
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Depending on distribution, the usual problem is that /home/blah/blah.txt that is pointed to by the symbolic link is not accessible by apache. The file (and the directory path it is in) must be accessable (rx for directories, and r for the file) in either group or world. The file must be in the apache group for group access (the directory path may be rx for group, IF the group is also apache, or world).
On RH systems with active SELinux controls the file must also be labeled with the SELinux labels (either httpd_sys_content/httpd_sys_rw_content, or httpd_user_content/httpd_user_rw_content) types.