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Old 10-27-2004, 11:07 PM   #1
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Apache 2, Virtual Hosts, Indexing


I've been trying to setup Virtual hosting on my server and have been successful getting it to host html files. However, I cannot get the virtual host to create an index. I've tried commenting and uncommenting things and searching Google, reading Apache documentation and posting on some forums. Here's where I'm at. When I try to access my virtual host without an index file I get the following error message in my error_log:

[Wed Oct 27 23:38:46 2004] [error] [client] Directory index forbidden by rule: /var/www/TechSupport/

I've checked the permissions on all the folders in the path and they are all the same. Note my regular webserver indexes fine but my virtual host doesn't. Here's the kicker, if I comment out the following entry

<LocationMatch "^/+$">
Options -Indexes
ErrorDocument 403 /error/noindex.html

then the index is generated for the virtual host document root which is actually /var/www/TechSupport.

Anyone have any ideas?

Old 10-28-2004, 01:27 PM   #2
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"-Indexes" will remove the Indexing - if you want to enable it then remove the "-" and restart apache.
Old 10-28-2004, 02:21 PM   #3
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I want indexing to not be possible for the root directory so I would like to keep the -Indexes where it is, but why would that entry affect indexing for my virtual server directory if it isn't the same thing?



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