Apache chapter 3

Brian Fahrlander brian at fahrlander.net
Wed Dec 20 21:49:37 UTC 2006

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Michael Satterwhite wrote:
> This is getting *VERY* weird.
> Yesterday / today, I had a configuration error that prevented me from
> opening php files ... apache didn't know what to do with them. After
> some memory prodding and help, I got the first site to open.
> Problem: I have another site ON THE SAME SERVER. Both sites are defined
> in /var/www the same way, by a symlink to the directories containing the
> ssites. Permissions are identical, both sites have a start page of
> index.php.
> The first page opens fine - hence my assumption that the problem was fixed.
> The second site gives the error
>    You have chosen to open
>    which is a PHTML file
> Note that no page is named in the message. There is no file with a phtml
> extension.
> On the other error, I had seen things like that before, I just had an
> admitted case of brain freeze. With a little memory jogging from the
> experts here, I knew where I was going. I've *NEVER* seen anything like
> this one before. I've been googling for an answer, but so far haven't
> found anything.
> The amount of knowledge here is incredible; I'm sure someone has seen
> this. Any help from anywhere?

    There is an apache keyword for "symlinks"; maybe it's default
behavior is to deny such links, instead of following them.  I'd help you
look, but I'm walking out the door, and I remember the (very
Google-able) keyword.  I'll bet this is key.

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