Originally Posted by Ryan_Sutton
I am trying to access the forum config file on my web server VIA the internet and am getting "403 Forbidden". I've set permissions on the file I'm trying to access to 777. I don't have any .htaccess files in my web root. Can anyone advise how to troubleshoot?
Additional info: Running Fedora 9, Apache 2.2.9, php5.2.6 and mySQL 5.0. I am just setting this web server up and when I punch in the IP of the server I get the Apache test page. It's when I drill down to the forum files I get a 403.
 - I reinstalled my forum software and now have access to said files.
the 403 error can be caused either if webserver not have read permissions to file and or execute permissions to folder or holding web-contents.
if the hotlink protection is enabled by settings Rewrite rule in .htaccess file in your DocumentRoot or any parent directory.
Specific reason could be found by monitoring apache error log file.
tail -f /var/log/httpd/error_log