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[Security-Discuss] Apache2 DirectoryIndex Problems
From: Jordan T. (mandrake-discussblue-ferret.com.au)
Date: Tue Jul 19 2005 - 22:31:44 CDT
This probably isn't the right list, but I'm hoping someone somewhere knows an answer
to this bizare problem.
I have a MDK 10.1 machine with the following apache2 rpms installed:
The problem im getting is clients are randomly receiving "Forbidden" messages when
trying to access the root of the website (http://www.domain.com/), in the error log i
see: "[Wed Jul 20 09:49:33 2005] [error] [client X.X.X.X] Directory index forbidden by
This error corrosponds to the DirectoryIndex rule in mod_dir, which is set to check
for index.html first, and then a few others after that and then display directory
listing however there IS an index.html (permissions are correct) and i have also made
various symlinks to other files referenced in DirectoryIndex from commonhttpd.conf but
this has not solved the problem.
I stress this is _very_ random, it happens to around 1 in every 70-80 requests, but
this is an extremely high traffic site so is occuring quite frequently through out the
Hoping someone can provide some insight,
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