[K12OSN] Apache userdir not working

Eric Brown ericbrown at mi-spot.com
Tue Jan 4 12:26:22 UTC 2005

Inside the /home/jack you must have a sub directory named public_html.  Only
the web pages inside this directory will appear on the web.  To get a page
to appear when you type http://homeserver/~jack you must have a file named

Good luck

-----Original Message-----
From: k12osn-bounces at redhat.com [mailto:k12osn-bounces at redhat.com] On Behalf
Of Jack
Sent: Tuesday, January 04, 2005 5:31 AM
To: Support list for opensource software in schools.
Subject: [K12OSN] Apache userdir not working

For some reason I am not able to get Apache to display the public_html
contents of a users home directory to work.  I keep getting a 403 error

The log has this line: 
[Tue Jan 04 06:00:37 2005] [error] [client] (13)Permission
denied: access to /~jack denied

The whole url would be:  http://homeserver/~jack

I've uncommented the userdir section in the httpd.conf file and
restarted apache:

<IfModule mod_userdir.c>
    # UserDir is disabled by default since it can confirm the presence
    # of a username on the system (depending on home directory
    # permissions).
    # UserDir disable

    # To enable requests to /~user/ to serve the user's public_html
    # directory, remove the "UserDir disable" line above, and uncomment
    # the following line instead:
    UserDir public_html


 That should do it but it doesn't work.  I'm not sure what I am missing

As a last resort I've made the permissions for the /home/jack  directory

Also the /home is set for 777 
Jack <jackpal at cfl.rr.com>

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