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I'm running an apache web server on ubuntu server 12.04 LTS.

If I try to

/usr/bin/curl http://mysite.com/script.php 

I get the error message

Access denied: follow redirect to /public/

What can cause this, and where should I start looking?

I'm so lost:)

One thing that bugs me and I don't understand is, where does /public/ come from? The script has no redirect.

The server is behind a firewall that I unfortunately don't have any control over. But everything else seems to be working so I don't think it's the firewall either, but that's just me guessing basically. On the web server itself, mod-security is installed. But disabeling mod-security doesn't do any difference.

This is output I got from a opencart developer when trying to figure out why the extension didn't work.

array(4) {
  string(341) "HTTP/1.1 302 Found
Date: Thu, 22 Nov 2012 15:21:06 GMT
Server: Apache
Set-Cookie: PHPSESSID=151001bac8acee29f43a3bd6dd33c59c; path=/
Expires: Thu, 19 Nov 1981 08:52:00 GMT
Cache-Control: no-store, no-cache, must-revalidate, post-check=0, pre-check=0
Pragma: no-cache
Location: /public/
Content-Length: 42
Content-Type: text/html

   string(42) "Access denied: follow redirect to /public/"
   array(22) {
   string(58) "http://www.example.com/index.php?route=ne/template/json"
   string(9) "text/html"
   array(0) {
   string(33) "http://www.example.com/public/"
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1 Answer 1

Isn't the script.php located in /public/?

Could it be that your user running the Apache does not have read access to /public/ folder?

It's hard to say what might forward you to /public/ without knowing what script.php do, and how the apache server is configured.

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That's what's so strange (to me), there is no /public/ folder anywhere, at all. I have gotten this exact error before, when installing a module for opencart. First I thought it was mod-security blocking something. But it turned out it wasn't. –  Henko Nov 16 '12 at 22:43
Maybe you could try to create a public folder in your web root and see if that makes it happy. If that is indeed the problem it could help you forward in your quest. As you see i am more or less guessing here. :-) –  Qben Nov 17 '12 at 8:50
I created a public folder, but that did not help. Where would these events be logged? I can't find anything in apache logs - or any other logs for that matter. –  Henko Nov 22 '12 at 14:59
Do you have a .htaccess file? If so it might configure the redirect via mod_rewrite or mod_alias. –  Qben Nov 23 '12 at 8:24
There is a .htaccess present, but there is no such rewrite. The problem is still present after disabling .htaccess –  Henko Nov 23 '12 at 10:16

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