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Old 03-01-2005, 01:20 PM   #1
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Chown & Chmod

IM hosting a local server, and everytime i try to visit a webpage on my local server, i get a 403 forbidden, even after I chmod the files. I did a
chmod a+r html
on the folder that stores all the files, could this be a reason that i cannot access any? Thanks
Old 03-01-2005, 01:40 PM   #2
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At minimum the world should have read access.. do an ls -al on your file(s) in question and post it here, or try a:

chmod 644 <filename>

And then see if you can see the files from your webserver in a browser.
Old 03-01-2005, 01:57 PM   #3
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You may have to chmod -R 'permissions' 'filename' so that all the files in your html directory change recursively


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