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SSBN 04-28-2003 09:16 PM

Apache web page posting help
Ok I am in the proses of setting up apache to host a web site I made. Here is what I have completed so far.

1: sco Linux server has bin installed and updated and webmin is set up.
2: the computer has a connection to the internet. It is behind my firewall and the web page has no access to the outside world. I want to se the web page internally on my network before I tackle posting it for the rest of the world.
3: I have set up an additional ip address to my nick. It is
4: I have added a virtual domain. With the address being
The port I left at 80
5: document root. I pointed it to /home/httpd/testweb
When I go to my web browser on another computer on my network and type in I get this error.
You don't have permission to access / on this server.

Apache/1.3.27 Server at bogus_host_without_reverse_dns Port 80

Other info
My index file is called index.html
It is in the /home/httpd/testweb dir
There are two other folders in the dir which have all the web pages pictures tables text ect.

Can someone help me out with what I am missing thanks.

Crashed_Again 04-28-2003 09:20 PM

Sounds like a permissions problem to me. What distro are you using? Any special reason for using /home/httpd/testweb?

Check the permissions on those directories.

SSBN 04-28-2003 09:28 PM

I just added the dir because. No real reason other than organizing where the web page is. How do I add permissions to the dir.? and what should they be.

also when i type in the web page should i just type in or should i include my index.html file in there.

SSBN 04-28-2003 09:46 PM

do i have to set up Per-Directory Options.

Crashed_Again 04-28-2003 10:15 PM

Well I'd say scratch the /home/httpd/testweb thing. Go into your /etc/httpd/conf/httpd.conf file and make sure it has:

DocumentRoot "/var/www/html"


DirectoryIndex index.html

Move your index.html file into /var/www/html (where all your web files should be) and then restart apache:

/etc/init.d/httpd restart

You should then be able to go to . You don't have to type index.html at the end of it. The line 'DirectoryIndex index.html' means if that file is in the directory being access then it defaults to index.html .

SSBN 04-28-2003 10:16 PM

I fixed it. This is strange. When the index file was Index.html it wouldn't work. When it was index.html it did. It didn't like the index file heaving a capital i. Strange.

Crashed_Again 04-28-2003 10:19 PM

Nah remember linux is case sensitive.

SSBN 04-28-2003 10:28 PM

My brain had stopped and I forgot. I was looking at the default web page you get with openlinux and trying to figure out why it worked and mine didn't. I put the index files side by side to se if there was a diff. Well hahahaha there was. i not I

Thanks for all you help and time guys.

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