Mark Haney mhaney at
Thu Oct 9 14:26:24 UTC 2008

v m wrote:
> I changed my document root to /home/www/docs.v2 ;  I have two 
> folders in /home/www/ (news and events).  Those directories are outside the 
> document root.
> In httpd.conf, I have Alias setup as 
> Alias /news /home/www/news
> <Directory /home/www/news/>
>    Order allow,deny
>    Allow from all
> </Directory>
> When I access http://local host/~news I get page cannot be found error. In the error log, it is appending news to the document root instead of  /home/www. Can anyone tell what I could be missing? 
> From Error-log: [Wed Oct 08 22:08:58 2008] [error] [client] File does not exist: /home/www/docs.v2/~news

Probably because of the ~.  Why do you have that in there?  I've never 
needed that character when accessing an alias.

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