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Old 07-24-2002, 10:02 PM   #1
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Unhappy soft links in apache-newbie

I am trying to create links from a folder in my home directory to the html folder in www so I can leave my mp3's in the home partition and access them via the intranet. The source folder is in:


and the webpages are in:


so, in the html folder I put:

ln -s /home/tony/web/musicplayer musicplayer

This creates the link, but when I try to access the website, I get the '403 forbidden' message. I have changed the access rights of the web and musicplayer folders to 755 (even 777!), but I still get the same message. Please help.

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Old 07-25-2002, 02:41 AM   #2
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You can't do that with symlinks but adding this to httpd.conf will do it:

Alias /musicplayer/ "/home/tony/web/musicplayer"
Then restart apache


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