sysctl or system tweak for symbolic links?
jpeg at thilelli.net
Sat Sep 10 05:15:16 PDT 2005
> Using FreeBSD_6.0_Beta4 (applies to Beta2, also).
Not related to FreeBSD versions, i think.
> I'm trying to track down a problem I've been having with apache-2.0.54
> not following symbolic links.
> It's basically come down to my being able to follow the link if it's in
> the same directory structure (ie: .. or /path/to/..), but fails if the
> symbolic link is located elsewhere (ie: /usr/local/path/directory) or on
> another disk.
It is the `normal' behaviour for Apache, AFAIK.
> I wonder if there's a sysctl or other system variable that handles the
> behavior of or access to symbolic links in this fashion that I may have
> missed. Seemed like a reasonable conclusion after these tests have
> been failing, though it could be something else, too.
Don't know if it is possible (and advisable) to succeed in following an
external link this way. More help/answers may be obtain from the Apache
people, since it seems more an httpd configuration trick, than a FreeBSD
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