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Old 04-07-2009, 10:38 AM   #1
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Apache Error 403 - CentOS 5.2 with Apache 2.2.3

I am installing Big Brother on a CentOS 5.2 running the default Apache 2.2.3.

When I try to access any web page I get the following error:

You don't have permission to access /bb/ on this server.
Apache/2.2.3 (CentOS) Server at fmsubbnix Port 80

So far I have:
1) Set the Directory options to FollowSymLinks
2) Verified all directory and file permissions are at 755
3) Set permissions temporarily to 777 and received same error so I am assuming the issue is in a config file somewhere
4) in hhtpd.conf verified <Files ~ "^\.ht"> is correct
5) verified the "default" directory is correct (/var/www/html)

I have read and tried several ideas in posts listed on the web but to no avail and am at a loss as to what to look for next.
Old 04-07-2009, 11:46 AM   #2
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If you take BB out of equation and just try to setup a basic virtualhost that serves up something simple like:
<title>Hi World</title>
I rule

to see if your server is setup correctly?

Old 04-08-2009, 08:57 AM   #3
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I feel silly but the problem was not the Symbolic Links it was the permissions to the paths along the way. In particular /home/bbnix/ was restricting user access and causing the problem. I modified these to 711 and the site now functions properly.


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