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Old 11-16-2004, 06:11 PM   #1
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Apache DirectorySlash directive doesn't seem to be working

Hi. I just installed RedHat Linux v8 (Psyche). I installed Apache HTTPD services with the original install.

When I go to a browser and type in the URL with an ending slash on the directory name, it works the way it is supposed to, and index.html is displayed. For example, "linuxserver/dir/". But, when I omit the ending slash, like "linuxserver/dir", I get the Page can not be found error page.

It seems that the DirectorySlash directive is not working properly. I tried setting the DirectorySlash On directive in the httpd.conf file, but then Apache wouldn't start.

Any help you can provide would be greatly appreciated.


P.S. On a side-note, do you know how to check to see what version of Apache is actually installed on my server? Thanks.
Old 11-16-2004, 06:27 PM   #2
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Is UseCanonicalName on or off?
If it's on, is ServerName valid?(ie a proper name that the clients can resolve, instead of say localhost)

Also if the directory is an alias did you put the trailing slash in the alias directive?

apachectl -v
Old 11-16-2004, 10:52 PM   #3
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Smile UseCanonicalName was set to On

Thanks for the info.

The UseCanonicalName was set to On. I turned it off, and it worked like a charm.

Thanks, again.



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