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Old 11-05-2004, 06:41 PM   #1
kausti
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Unhappy apache alias problem


Hi,
I have a problem with apache alias.
I have following in my httpd.config file
Alias /UC/ "/root/webdir/"

<Directory "/root/webdir/">
Options Indexes MultiViews
AllowOverride None
Order allow,deny
Allow from all
</Directory>

and yet, when I try to access a file in directory UC, I get following error in log
File does not exist: /usr/local/base/www/UC
/usr/local/base/www is my documentroot ofcourse.

I have tried using UC, UC/ and /UC/ in the alias..none worked.
I have a feeling this is something extremely stupid on my part coz i know this is supposed to work.
I wud really appreciate if anyone cud point where the mistake is.
Thanks a lot,
Kaustubh
 
Old 11-05-2004, 06:54 PM   #2
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You either have to add the trailing slash to the URL(eg http://www.yourdomain.com/UC/ )
or remove all trailing slash from your alias and directory directives:
Code:
Alias /UC "/root/webdir"

<Directory "/root/webdir">
 
Old 11-06-2004, 05:29 PM   #3
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Hi,
It didnt work
I tried accessing the file outside Documentroot using symbolic links also.
But it gives me error symbolic link not allowed even when use the option followSymLinks for the directory.
And this is really strange..is there anything i need to set before using alias or symbolic links?
I appreciate your help.
Kaustubh
 
Old 11-06-2004, 08:58 PM   #4
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Are the permissions correct on /UC and /root/webdir ?
 
  


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