Hi im just messing around with Apache for the first time and am struggling with permissions.
i want to give access to a few files inside a directory outside the document root (/var/www), so i have created an alias, for example
Alias /aliens/ /home/matt/aliastest/
When i try to access a file from within that directory i get a 403 forbidden error, i have chmod the file and dir to 777.
By default apache has an alias to /var/www/icons which works fine, so i though i would try to use a folder in /var/www
I tried Alias aliens /var/www/aliastest/
Can anyone shed any light on this