User Directories On FreeBSD 8.0-RELEASE

Programmer In Training pit at
Thu Feb 18 19:10:45 UTC 2010

I am using the non-ports version of Apache. I downloaded 2.2.14 from just a little while ago. I
compiled, installed, got it running with minimal fuss. The issue is with
my user directories (e.g. $HOME/public_html ). I uncommented the line to
include the userdir conf file in the main configuration and started
apache. I get the "It Works" from (this is purely for local
testing). When I go to I get 403 Forbidden. I've
adjusted some of the settings in the userdir conf (instead of it
pointing to /home/*/public_html as is the default I switched it to
/usr/home/*/public_html) and I still get the same message. I returned
the userdir.conf file to it's default settings (except for the path to
user dirs) with no luck. Included below is the default setup that was
installed with Apache (I enabled the settings to install the local
manual and that pulls up just fine, nothing in it points to a solution
to this issue) for the userdir conf file.

<Directory "/usr/home/*/public_html">
    AllowOverride FileInfo AuthConfig Limit Indexes
    Options MultiViews Indexes SymLinksIfOwnerMatch IncludesNoExec
        Order allow,deny
        Allow from all
    <LimitExcept GET POST OPTIONS>
        Order deny,allow
        Deny from all

Am I just having a case of the stupids here? It has been a few years
since I've managed Apache even for local testing. I've also adjusted the
permissions for that directory with no change. Also, the log files show
Apache going to /home/*/public_html instead of /usr/home/*/public_html,
basically ignoring the settings I gave it.

I've posted to the Apache mailing list with absolutely no help (and the
claim that I changed the location of $HOME)
Yours In Christ,

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