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Old 12-20-2007, 11:45 AM   #1
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Unhappy 403 forbidden :You don't have permission to access /hi.html on this server.

iam using fedora 6
checked apache server ...running and showing the default page @http://localhost
made an html file named "hi.html"
<html><body><h1>HI HTML</h1></body></html>

now when iam typing http://localhost/hi.html in firefox web browser
iam getting an error as


You don't have permission to access /hi.html on this server.
Apache/2.2.3 (Fedora) Server at localhost Port 80

i have already typed these
chown -R apache:apache /var/www/html/

chmod 755 /var/www/html/hi.html

still iam getting this error

plzz do help me m new to linux n hav got stuck in this ....
Old 12-20-2007, 12:40 PM   #2
Caesar Tjalbo
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I can't help you with this. Perhaps someone else can and you may want to add whether you've restarted Apache and whether you're using SELinux.
Apache is a service/ daemon called "httpd", there's a config utility for services somewhere under system administration or similar which allows you to start and stop services. SELinux is administrated in the same utility as the firewall, if I recall correctly, and you can see in what setting it is, like 'disabled' or 'enforcing'. Via a console/ terminal you can go to the /var/www/html/ directory and type
ls -alZ
ls lists the contents of a directory, a = all files, l = long notation, Z = SELinux security context. I don't know if it's relevant but it never hurts to copy the output here. SELinux is often on with Fedora and it has bugged me before when working on a site on localhost.
Old 12-20-2007, 01:33 PM   #3
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well i came up with the above fault by using chmod and chown commands..
but now my server is displayin normal html pages in the html dir but when im opening a cgi script which i have pasted in /cog-bin directory its givin the following error

<title>500 Internal Server Error</title>
<h1>Internal Server Error</h1>
<p>The server encountered an internal error or
misconfiguration and was unable to complete
your request.</p>
<p>Please contact the server administrator,
root@localhost and inform them of the time the error occurred,
and anything you might have done that may have
caused the error.</p>
<p>More information about this error may be available
in the server error log.</p>
<address>Apache Server at localhost Port 80</address>
Old 12-21-2007, 12:10 AM   #4
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Originally Posted by av.dubey View Post
<p>More information about this error may be available
in the server error log.</p>
So...did you check your error log? What are the contents?


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