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Old 08-03-2007, 07:54 PM   #1
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very strange apache permission problem


I have a website and a server. I downloaded a video to my server then from my server I uploaded the file to my website via ftp. When try to download the file from the website via http I get permission error
You don't have permission to access...
Now the strange part is that the permission on the file is 0644 which is enough to download the file. When I change the permission to 777 nothing changes. And another thing, I accidentally changed another file of mines permission to 777 and I'm getting Forbidden error on that file too.

So far I have tried changing permission from web and ftp and nothing changes. I still cannot download the files from my website.
Old 08-03-2007, 08:28 PM   #2
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Is the file in a location accessable per your DocumentRoot directive? Is the owner:group the same and the directory location the same other files which do not give you permissions problems?

Old 08-03-2007, 08:48 PM   #3
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now every file on the public_html gives an forbidden error
I'm contacting the host


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