[pmwiki-users] 403 Forbidden Error - Which line in httpd.conf to fix?
vadmin at math.uconn.edu
Tue Jul 21 15:03:22 CDT 2009
This is something that perhaps you know, but in its wisdom Apple
changed the user name that the web server runs under from www to _www.
You might need to take a look at the files, and do some chown (change
On Jul 21, 2009, at 3:29 PM, Grace Hensley wrote:
> Dear friends,
> I had a perfectly good pmwiki site running on my mac os x 10.4
> laptop and then went and stupidly upgraded to 10.5 leopard, and
> can't get my local wiki up. Half the problem was finding the
> right files to read and edit, which is why my problem outlined
> below is a little bit verbose (perhaps someone will google a
> similar problem and find your answer).
> For a while I didn't have my website running on http://localhost/
> ~myname/pmwiki at all until I turned on my Web Sharing System
> Preferences. Now, I've been getting a relentless 403 "Forbidden:
> You don't have permission to access /~myname/pmwiki on this
> server". I finally found the error message in the /var/log/
> apache2/error_log file which reads: "Client denied by server
> configuration: /Users/myname/Sites/pmwiki/"
> I read up on the error, and someone suggested that I merely change
> "Deny from all" to "Allow from all" the <Directory> block in the /
> etc/apache2/httpd.conf file. After I stop/start apachectl, and
> check the log, I get the "Directory index forbidden by Options
> directive: /Users/myname/Sites/pmwiki/" and the same 403 error.
> Don't worry, I set the .conf file back again.
> Shouldn't I be doing something else? Is there a Load Module that I
> should use, or set my Document Root to /Users/myname/Sites/pmwiki
> or something?
> Any suggestions (other than jumping in the lake) are appreciated.
> Seattle WA
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