permissions for www acting strangely

Warren Block wblock at
Mon Nov 19 12:28:23 PST 2007

On Mon, 19 Nov 2007, Steve Franks wrote:

> Few weeks ago, I installed apache22.  Just wanted to put up some
> family photos.  Whenever I tried to connect, got a "apache doesn't
> have permisson to acess ~/. on this system or somesuch".  The only way
> to get around it appeared to be a chmod 777 on my pic folder (no luck
> with 775!).  Now I restored some stuff from a backup over my photos,
> and now 777 won't work either.  Is there something fundamental about
> permissions I am totally missing?

Assuming you're talking about bare directory access (not HTML), have you 
uncommented this line in httpd.conf:

Include etc/apache22/extra/httpd-userdir.conf

-Warren Block * Rapid City, South Dakota USA

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