I've got a site running on my home server that's just a front end for me to grab files remotely. There's no pages, just a directory listing (Options Indexes...). I wanted to add a link to a directory outside of the webroot so I made an alias. After a minute of dealing with permissions, I can now navigate to the directory by typing the URL into the browser, but the directory isn't listed in the root index. Is there a way to do this without creating a symlink in the root?
Server: Ubuntu 11.04, Apache 2.2.19
<VirtualHost *:80> ServerName some.url.net DocumentRoot "/var/www/some.url.net" <Directory /var/www/some.url.net> Options Indexes FollowSymLinks AllowOverride None Order Allow,Deny Allow From All AuthType Basic AuthName "TPS Reports" AuthUserFile /usr/local/apache2/passwd/some.url.net Require user user1 user2 </Directory> Alias /some_alias "/media/usb_drive/extra files" <Directory "/media/usb_drive/extra files"> Options Indexes FollowSymLinks Order Allow,Deny Allow From All </Directory> </VirtualHost>