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Directory index forbidden by rule

Apache errors with virtual hosting



11:11 pm on Nov 19, 2003 (gmt 0)

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Hello all. So pretty much I am trying to set up name based virtual hosting with Apache under RedHat. If I edit the "Default Virtual Host" to have a hostname and IP and everything it works fine. If I try to setup any additional virtual hosts, I get the following error when trying to access it via a web browser. I am adding the IP's and hostnames in my hosts file, and restarting the network and httpd services each time, so I don't know what is going on. Help would be much appreciated. As far as I can tell the Default Virtual Host (DVH) is setup the same as my additional virtual hosts, and I can even have the DVH point to folders that won't work for additional virtual hosts. Thanks in advance.

[Wed Nov 19 14:42:34 2003] [error] [client] Directory index forbidden by rule: /var/www/html/tester/

12:01 am on Nov 20, 2003 (gmt 0)

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The described behaviour is consistent with having Options -Indexes set. Check your Options settings (if any), and see Options directive [httpd.apache.org] in the Apache core documentation for more info. However, if you have no explicit Options setting, the default is Options All which should allow directory indexes to be viewed.