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hello my server was running successful but I uninstall it and again I have installed it In YAST(Opensuse) as apache 2

the out put of it is now:

Access forbidden!

You don't have permission to access the requested directory. There is either no index document or the directory is read-protected.

If you think this is a server error, please contact the webmaster.
Error 403
Fri Aug 5 21:19:30 2011
Apache/2.2.10 (Linux/SUSE) 

I changed the default-server.conf in /etc/apache2 and it wasn't successful and it was the reason that I uninstall and install it again

I changed override None to override All and cause it wasn't successful I decide to delete changes by uninstall and installiation

what can I do? I tried chmod 777 /srv/www/htdocs/myfile

to set permission


is telling me with output: Itworks!

Now then what is the problem?

linux-llby:~ # cd /srv/www/htdocs/didebansnort/
linux-llby:/srv/www/htdocs/didebansnort # ls -lha
total 64K
drwxr-xr-x 10 root root 4.0K Aug  6 19:22 .
drwxrwxrwx  8 root root 4.0K Aug  6 19:21 ..
drwxr-xr-x  2 root root 4.0K Aug  6 19:22 SQL
-rwxr--r--  1 root root  15K Aug  6 19:22 adminuser.php
drwxr-xr-x  9 root root 4.0K Aug  6 19:22 classes
drwxr-xr-x  3 root root 4.0K Aug  6 19:22 config
drwxr-xr-x  3 root root 4.0K Aug  6 19:21 core
drwxr-xr-x  3 root root 4.0K Aug  6 19:22 docs
drwxr-xr-x  3 root root 4.0K Aug  6 19:21 images
-rwxr--r--  1 root root 3.1K Aug  6 19:21 index.php
-rwxr--r--  1 root root 2.0K Aug  6 19:22 login.php
drwxr-xr-x 10 root root 4.0K Aug  6 19:22 src
drwxr-xr-x  9 root root 4.0K Aug  6 19:22 theme

content of httpd.conf:

Include /etc/apache2/ssl-global.conf

# forbid access to the entire filesystem by default
<Directory />
    Options None
    AllowOverride None
    Order deny,allow
    Deny from all

# use .htaccess files for overriding,
AccessFileName .htaccess
# and never show them
<Files ~ "^\.ht">
    Order allow,deny
    Deny from all

# List of resources to look for when the client requests a directory
DirectoryIndex index.html index.html.var index.php

I changed the DirectoryIndex and insert the index.php too

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Check your error log and post any relevant information as an edit to your answer and add the relevant portions of your server config. – Iain Aug 6 '11 at 8:06
where is error log? – Nickool Aug 6 '11 at 8:07
You configured the error log location in the default-server.conf. If not, read the documentation. – mailq Aug 6 '11 at 8:11
I have errors.conf did you mean it? well I changed default-server but I deleted the folder apache2 and again I installed it then what?would you please explain it? – Nickool Aug 6 '11 at 8:13
I mean after re installation the changes will be removed am i right? – Nickool Aug 6 '11 at 8:14
up vote 1 down vote accepted

The problem you are seeing is that you have

Options none

configured for /srv/www/htdocs and the directory does not contain a valid index file as configured by DirectoryIndex.

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I have index.html in /srv/www/htdocs/didebansnort – Nickool Aug 6 '11 at 9:12
and have it in /srv/www/htdocs too – Nickool Aug 6 '11 at 9:16
Problem Solved! In options I changed it to options All Thank you lian! – Nickool Aug 7 '11 at 6:34
It is so strange I again set the options to None and again I deleted index.php and restart the apache! it is crazy! again it is working! it shows me index.php successfully I don't know why! it was a problem:-SSSSSssss – Nickool Aug 7 '11 at 6:37
@Negin: Read about DirectoryIndex and then see what yours is set to - be amazed. – Iain Aug 7 '11 at 6:48

The error messages talks about a file called /srv/www/htdocs/index.html. Is it there? Readable? If not, then this is why you get the error above.


And you need at least an index.html in every (sub-)folder.

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no it tells me it works! in bold font – Nickool Aug 6 '11 at 8:15
maliq I have this in didebansnort and in htdocs and the content is it works – Nickool Aug 6 '11 at 9:15

Guys I've been having the same issue under Windows the way I solved it by changing the following line:

Deny from all


Allow from all

and it works fine. However I am not sure is that posing some security problem?

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You're trolling, right? Please tell us you're just trolling. – HopelessN00b Oct 11 '12 at 16:34

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